Award winning American photographer, director and author Jeff Colhoun’s recent short film is making waves at US film festivals, premieres, and charity event screenings. The film is one of the latest documentaries from the director. Colhoun who is internationally known for his humanitarian work, contribution, and non-profit advocacy has made a film that raises the spotlight on an inspirational organization that serves meaningful humanitarian missions.
The film follows the organization’s New York based team of highly skilled doctors and medical volunteers from different backgrounds, cultures, and religions who are delivering groundbreaking healthcare to patients in third world countries.
The organization is Operation International, a medical humanitarian non-profit focused on providing life changing surgeries and community support to impoverished communities around the world. The film shares the heartfelt story of tremendous suffering and perseverance in Africa’s Ivory Coast. It shows how thousands of people in the world’s poorest countries suffer in silence every day as they are unable to afford or access routine medical treatment.
It reflects on the fact that the lack of clean water, sanitation, housing, clothing and food for these forgotten individuals remain invisible to the eyes of the first world.
A country like Ivory Coast, Africa is devoid of basic forms of medical care thus even a minor surgery can make a dramatic impact in a patient’s life. The film, a festival winner, has been recognized at festivals in regions including many in the US, Canada, and Europe. Documentaries like these are essential in aiding international awareness, fundraising to continue moving the needle to help solve devastating humanitarian issues.