Firebrand Humanitarian Picks Up Major Award
Helliwell Pictures' Film Subject to be honored with major award by Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and Relief Committee.
- (1888PressRelease) September 03, 2012 - Dr. Isaac Sobol, subject of Helliwell Pictures' Film HIGH PLAINS DOCTOR: HEALING ON THE TIBETAN PLATEAU, will be honored by Ve'ahavta, a Canadian humanitarian and relief organization, motivated by the Jewish value of Tzedakah (Justice), that assists the needy at home and abroad, through volunteerism, education, and acts of kindness, while building bridges between Jews and other peoples, on November 4, 2012 for his charitable humanitarian work detailed in the film.
High Plains Doctor: Healing on the Tibetan Plateau follows Dr. Isaac Harry Sobol, Chief Medical Officer of the Northern Canadian Territory of Nunavut, and his volunteer medical team as they assemble and conduct a primary care clinic in a remote Tibetan village. Shot over one month, the film documents the team's treatment of nearly 1,500 indigent patients. Although gratifying, this work is not easy.
The team labors for long hours, encountering late-stage conditions they wouldn't ordinarily see in Canada, and ethical complexities that are at the core of our North American health-care debates. High Plains Doctor brings viewers a rare window into the uncensored pain and disharmony in an isolated part of Tibet. Bridging health-care in Nunavut and Tibet, the film reveals disquieting parallels facing these aboriginal peoples. High Plains Doctor captures unforgettable images of life in a village since devastated by a 7.1 level earthquake.
HIGH PLAINS DOCTOR: HEALING ON THE TIBETAN PLATEAU premiered on CBC documentary in Canada on May 7th 2012. The film is currently being submitted to international film festivals where it will reach a wider market.
Helliwell Pictures is an award-winning documentary film production company located in Vancouver, Canada. Shooting on a small scale, the company produces feature-length documentary films that are both intimate and biopic.
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