A Chance To See Again
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