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Aurora House Productions

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    Aurora House Production

Synopsis

Inside a Tanzanian hospital, serving 20 million people, UK surgeons and nurses work tirelessly to teach modern medical procedures to their African counterparts. Operating on those in need, they change the landscape of medicine in Africa forever.

A film documenting a week spent in one of Tanzania's busiest hospitals, accompanying a group of 10 volunteers representing the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The film highlights the importance of the 17 year relationship between Northumbria and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, and concentrates on a project to introduce Laparoscopic surgery now in its 11th year and a more recent burns project. We follow Irish Surgeon Dr Liam Horgan , who now in his 11th year working with KCMC, manages to make medical history in Africa during the week.

Uk born but now practicing in Australia, plastic surgeon Dr Jeremy Rawlins is introducing modern burns procedures to a country where burns cases are prolific in number but largely untreated. The film explores the dire need for improved conditions, equipment and knowledge of burns treatment as we concentrate on five patients. Not all outcomes are of a positive nature.

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
81 mins
Format
HD 1920 x 1080
Director
David McPhee, Dominic Dunn 1st Feature
Producer
David McPhee, Dominic Dunn
Editor
Dominic Dunn, David McPhee
Director of Photography
Dominic Dunn
Sound
David McPhee
Music
Audio Network

Production Company

Aurora House Productions
Teesside University
Borough Road
Middlesbrough
TS1 3BX

d.mcphee@tees.ac.uk