Title ID 9246Collection ID1123
TitleEurope Pictorial
Date1973; November 1984
Genre/TypeProfessionalFilm/Video companyInstitutionalNon-fictionPromotional/Publicity
ThemeRural Life
KeywordsBuildings Charities Children Communities Disabled Persons Education Health Services Hospitals Men Rural Areas Social Class Villages
LocalAndhra Pradesh Bhimavaram
NationalIndia Asia
ProductionRoyal Commonwealth Society for the Blind
ProducerRoyal Commonwealth Society for the Blind
Commissioning bodyRoyal Commonwealth Society for the Blind
Funding bodyRoyal Commonwealth Society for the Blind; Rotary Club of Mendip, District 120
Format16mm Colour Sound
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This colour documentary film shows the work of eye-camps set up in the rural Indian community of Bhimavaram, run by the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind and several Indian and British Rotary Clubs. The film has scenes of surgical procedures and treatments being administered to patients. This film is an edited version of AID_9243 - A gift of Sight, with new colour titles.


The film shows patients standing in line outside the unit waiting to be seen at the centre are followed by shots of an operating theatre being prepared to accept patients for cataract surgery. The film includes shots of a surgical procedure to remove cataracts from a patients eyes and patients in an open recovery ward receiving treatment for an eye infection.

This film is a shortened/edited version of TID: 9243 - A gift of Sight with new colour titles and graphics. The film titles are in several languages - French, Urdu (?) and English.


A still from Europe Pictorial (1973; 1984)A still from Europe Pictorial (1973; 1984)