Detail

Title ID 9237Collection ID1123
TitleEye Camp
Date1970
CollectionSightsavers
Genre/TypeProfessionalTelevision companyInstitutionalNon-fictionPromotional/Publicity
ThemeRural Life Working Life
KeywordsBuildings Charities Ethnic Groups Health Services Hospitals Men Rural Areas Villages
Location
LocalJarigawan
NationalAsia India
Credits
ProductionVisnews Production
CameraPrem Prakash
DirectorMaurice G. Thompson
ProducerVisnews Production
Commissioning bodyRoyal Commonwealth Society for the Blind
EditorMaurice G. Thompson
WriterPeter Bell-Smith
NarratorJohn Witty
MusicUnknown
ParticipantsKallu (nine year old boy)
Other credits(Film Processed by) Visnews Laboratories
Format16mm Colour Sound
Duration00:17:45:04
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This colour documentary film explores the work of the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind in Jarigawan, India setting up eye-camps to prevent and cure different types of eye disease that causes blindness. This film includes footage of examination and treatment of patients, as well as a surgical procedure to remove cataracts. The film has opening and closing titles with full production credits and a voiceover throughout.

Description

This colour film explores the work of the The Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind in Jarigawan, India setting up eye-camps to prevent and cure different types of eye disease that can lead to visual impairments and full blindness. Several children are shown with various stages of Trachoma and cataracts, as well as patients being examined and treated; with footage of a surgical procedure to remove a cataract from a patient. Diagrams are used to illustrate the surgical procedure being undertaken with voiceover explaining the action. The film also explains the creation of the The Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind in 1950 and the core mission to prevent loss of sight affecting a mix of communities around the world.

The film ends with a summary on the impact surgery has made on the lives of some of the patients treated in the film including Kallu, who had a cataract removed from his eye. The film has opening and closing titles with full production credits and a voiceover throughout.

Stills

A still from Looking on Darkness (1970)