Detail

Title ID 9249Collection ID1123
TitleSightsavers in Africa
Date1986; 1992
CollectionSightsavers
Genre/TypeProfessionalTelevision companyInstitutionalNon-fictionPromotional/Publicity
ThemeRural Life Urban Life
KeywordsBoats Charities Children Communities Disabled Persons Education Ethnic Groups Health Services Hospitals Men Mothers Passenger Vehicles Rural Areas Schools Urban Areas Villages National Dress Old Age
Location
LocalMalawi Pokot Pökoot Nakuru
NationalKenya Malawi Africa
Credits
ProductionSightsavers BBC Television
ProducerSightsavers; BBC Television
Commissioning bodyRoyal Commonwealth Society for the Blind; Sightsavers
NarratorMark Curry; female voice (?)
MusicUnknown
Format16mm Colour Sound
Duration00:10:51:16
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This colour documentary film presented by Mark Curry from the BBC's Blue Peter programme, follows the work of the BBC Blue Peter appeal in 1986 that raised over two million pounds for the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind (Sightsavers) in Africa. The film includes excerpts from the BBC programme leading into a film showing the extent of poor eye health of children in Kenya and the work being done to restore sight with money from the appeal.

Description

This colour documentary film presented by Mark Curry from the BBC's Blue Peter programme, follows the work of the BBC Blue Peter appeal in 1986 that raised over two million pounds for the work of Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind (Sightsavers) in Africa. The film includes excerpts from the BBC programme leading into a film showing the extent of poor eye health of children in Kenya and the work being done to equip eye specialists with the necessary mobile equipment, to enable them to visit the most remote rural communities, treating patients with Trachoma based eye infections. The mobile eye unit visits the people of the Pokot, treating a woman and her child in rural North Kenya, suffering with Trachoma. An eye specialists is also seen undertaking surgery on a patent in a Kenyan hospital, with some close ups of the surgery and equipment. Mark Curry explains the operating procedure taking place (shots are dark) and that the equipment, training and care given to the patient is provided by Sightsavers. The film concludes with a request aimed at children to encourage them to continue their support for Sightsavers/ RCSB, followed by an end title and organisation slate.

The scenes featuring the Pokot peoples and the Blue Peter mobile eye unit Land Rover also appear in AID 9248 - Images of Africa.

Stills

A still from Sightsavers in Africa (1986; 1992)A still from Sightsavers in Africa (1986; 1992)