A Chance To See Again
December 7, 2016
SEE International recruits, organizes, and deploys numerous small surgical teams worldwide to restore sight to underserved populations. Blue Chalk Media was hired to create a series of short films that would highlight the work the organization is doing in Namibia.
A Chance To See Again, tells the story of Dr. Helena Ndume, an internationally renowned Namibian ophthalmologist who has performed sight-restoring surgeries upon 35,000 Namibians, completely free of charge.
In 2015, Dr Ndume became the winner of the first-ever United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize for her humanitarian work.
According to the World Health Organization, there are currently 39 million people living in blindness. Of these cases, 48% are blind because of cataracts. SEE International's primary focus is on cataract surgery which costs just $100 and takes just 30 minutes.
You can also view "A Chance To See Again" on National Geographic's Short Film Showcase.
Photo (above): Patients pictured after surgery at an eye camp in Namibia. (Photo Credit: Brent Stirton/Verbatim for Blue Chalk Media