A Story of Healing (1997)

A Story of Healing is a short documentary film in which Donna Dewey follows a team of five nurses, four anesthesiologists, and three plastic surgeons from Interplast in the United States for two weeks of volunteer work in the Mekong delta of Vietnam. The film shows not only how this changes the lives of the 110 patients who undergo surgery, but also the lives of the volunteers themselves. The epilogue, which runs after the credits, follows-up on two patients helped by Interplast, 16 months after their surgery.

"A Story of Healing" won the 1997 Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject, and in 2007, became the first Academy Award winning film to be licensed under a Creative Commons license when it was licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License.

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