DARK TO LIGHT

26 mins (2010) – Australia Network


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Burma’s eye surgeons are few and far between, but they are faced with the highest rate of recorded cataract blindness worldwide. Stretched
to their limits, they can restore sight to only a tiny proportion of patients. Dr Henry Newland and his team of Australian eye surgeons are
determined to help. For the first time, they expand their aid program beyond Burma’s city hospitals and head into the country’s most needy
and remote areas. There, they equip and train as many local eye doctors as they can, hoping to create a lasting, sustainable solution.


Festivals + Awards

  • Finalist  SCINEMA 2010 Festival of Science Film, Australia
  • Official Selection  2010 Kos International Health Film Festival, Greece
  • Silver Award 2010 Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS)

Directed and Shot by Rachael Thompson
Produced by Katrina Lucas
Edited by Mark Andersson & Erfan Khadem

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