THE EXTRAORDINARY WORK OF A CRANIOFACIAL UNIT
With unprecedented access, this fascinating, moving documentary follows some of most delicate and specialised craniofacial surgery in the world, taking an intimate look at what lies behind the face and skull, and meeting the surgeons trusted to make patients whole again.
The Unit Head and his multidisciplinary team perform life changing surgeries on a 11-month-old baby who needs to have her skull remodelled to make room for her growing brain, a teenager hoping for a final fix for her cleft palate, and a young man whose facial deformity is affecting his ability to see, speak and smell. The programme also looks at the unique role the unit has in managing the ongoing non-surgical treatment of patients with genetic syndromes and their associated symptoms, including pioneering research into drug treatments that could help reduce the need for invasive surgeries.
Awards / Reviews
Docs Without Borders Film Festival 2020: Winner Best Health Documentary
New York Film & Television Awards 2020: Finalist
Silbersalz Science & Media Awards 2020: Nomination Best International Documentary Feature