The Surgery Ship (2014)
Follow a team of Australian doctors and nurses on board a unique ship in West Africa. This floating hospital will face the most severe medical issues, long since eradicated in most parts of the world. Out on the ocean, the surgery ship carries life-saving medical services for people who have none: children who suffer with terrible leg deformities, women outcast from their communities by birthing fistulas, vast tumors of all shapes and sizes which afflict the unlucky. With no medical help, sufferers must survive the best they can - unless the ship is in port. The ship docks in a different country every year and people come from all corners of the globe. It is the last hope for so many – and if they miss the boat, there is no other chance.