The Resource Flying on one engine : the slumdog surgeon, directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein, (electronic resource)

Flying on one engine : the slumdog surgeon, directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein, (electronic resource)

Label
Flying on one engine : the slumdog surgeon
Title
Flying on one engine
Title remainder
the slumdog surgeon
Statement of responsibility
directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of the inspiring work of 76-year-old Dr. Sharadkumar Dicksheet who continues his commitment to the Indian children on whom he operates every year. He performs free reconstructive facial surgery in marathon-like sessions, correcting up to 700 children who have cleft lips and other facial deformities. Without the operations, these children would be not be able to develop normally and would be treated as outcasts. The eight-time Nobel Prize nominee is treated like a living god from the moment he arrives in India, with a reverence bordering on worship in the communities where he works. Watching the people who organize Dr. Dicksheet s surgery camps and those who help him perform the surgery, particularly his tough-as-nails nurse, viewers get an extremely up-close picture of contemporary India. When he is in New York, Dr. Dicksheet subsists on social security in his ramshackle Brooklyn apartment, wheelchair-bound, living without a larynx, and diagnosed with a life-threatening aortic aneurysm. Dr. Dicksheet suffered a car accident in the 1970s, a battle with cancer in the 1980s and heart attacks in the 1990s. The film shows how this quirky, funny, and sometimes difficult character overcomes his own ailments by curing others. His stamina and commitment are truly staggering
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weinstein, Joshua Z
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Runtime
50
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dicksheet, Sharadkumar
  • Health
Target audience
general
Label
Flying on one engine : the slumdog surgeon, directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;1630793
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747796000
Video recording format
other
Label
Flying on one engine : the slumdog surgeon, directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;1630793
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747796000
Video recording format
other

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