Tuesday, September 08, 2009
The English Surgeon
Last week on KCRW radio show The Treatment, Elvis Mitchell spoke with Geoffrey Smith about his documentary, The English Surgeon. It was a fascinating discussion, the film has gotten great reviews, and it happens to be appearing on P.O.V. tonight on PBS in some areas. Be warned it's not for the squeamish, though, since the documentary involves brain surgery. (I'll be watching it tonight.)
You can find your local listings for P.O.V. here.
Here's the film's official site. It's possible to buy the DVD there and make donations for a new clinic in the Ukraine.
Here's the official trailer:
Here's the slightly different trailer for P.O.V:
Update: The documentary is really good, sometimes touching, and often heart-wrenching. It's an absorbing portrait, but also an implicit plea for decent health care around the world. Check the film out if you can if and when it re-airs.