|Title ID||9247||Collection ID||1123|
|Title||A View to the Future in Bangladesh|
|Keywords||Animals Charities Children Communities Disabled Persons Education Ethnic Groups Everyday Life Harbours Health Services Hospitals Industry Passenger Vehicles Rural Areas Schools Ships Social Problems Urban Areas Villages National Dress|
|Format||16mm Colour Sound|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This colour documentary showcases the charitable work by the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind in various regions of Bangladesh. The programme includes an introduction by Abu Siddique, Programme Director of the RCSB in Bangladesh. The film has a voiceover with opening and closing titles. Some scenes of treatment and surgery are shown.
The programme includes an introduction by Abu Siddique, Programme Director of the RCSB in Bangladesh, with statistics on the numbers of adults and children treated by the RCSB between 1976-1985 and projected number of operations to be completed by 2005. The condition of blindness as a consequence of malnutrition is discussed, with the need to persuade communities to consume Vitamin A, found in locally grown green leafy vegetables as well as in supplements, to prevent blindness occurring. The future work of the RCSB is also discussed, including the rehabilitation of children working with a range of national and international partners.
The film has a voiceover and opening and closing titles and includes scenes of adults and children receiving medical treatment and undergoing eye surgery in an operating theatre.