Films > Finalists > Innovation Mike Seely
Filmmaker's website: http://www.themostdistantplaces.com
Film DescriptionDr. Edgar Rodas has dedicated his life to improving the health conditions for underprivileged communities in his native Ecuador, and Cinterandes is his visionary mobile hospital and rural health care project. The Most Distant Places travels with Dr. Edgar Rodas and his team to the far reaches of Ecuador. By interweaving intimate portrayals of the doctors with stories of the patients they treat, this film offers a unique look at the challenges of providing health care for impoverished people located far from adequate medical facilities. This is a short segment of a half hour film that shows how an innovative rural health project grew from the success of the mobile surgery program, and how Cinterandes has developed into an effective model that can replicated in other developing countries.