The Film Journey We Will Take You On:
Our film seeks to evoke in the viewer a greater understanding and connectedness to people they will never meet – the beneficiaries of the medical mission work. Through evocative story-telling we seek to inspire and move viewers of all ages and backgrounds to ponder and define their own life’s mission.
Journey with Dr. Glenn Geelhoed, MD (renowned public health expert, surgeon, author, “overlander” and humanitarian) and team on missions to aid the most destitute people living in the most desolate places on earth.
Much more than a documentary, the film will build a kinship between the viewer and a host of leading characters, some human, some made up of steel and state-of-the-art medical/surgical technology all set against the backdrop of a most formidable character – the sheer geographic topography forged to get to destinations like the “hinterlands” of Mongolia and inaccessible terrain of countries throughout the Continent of Africa and the Phillipines.
Did you know that worldwide, approximately 5 billion people still have no access to basic surgical care?
- According to the World Health Organization, 11% of the global disease burden can be treated with surgery.
- More people from the developing world die from surgical need than AIDS, malaria and other ailments combined.