With over four million cases of visual impairment and a million people legally blind, Ethiopia has one of the highest rates of blindness within Africa. . But one man Dr. Samuel Bora is working to make a difference.
As the only ophthalmologist for over 3 million people in rural Ethiopia who provides free cataract surgery to the blind poor, Dr. Bora performs up to 60 surgeries a day for those who would otherwise be forgotten. This movie allows you to step inside the operating room and witness the powerful impact he has on the lives of thousands of people, including a blind mother who has never seen her son.
This is a hard movie to watch, but one that I feel that we all should just to realize exactly how lucky we are. Often, we can forget that and this movie is a brutal reminder.
The End of Blindness will be available on demand from Passion River Films. You can learn more at the official site and also donate to Dr. Bora.