2017 • 53' • French & English
Director(s): Herlé Jouon • Producer(s): Antipode • Coproducer(s): France Télévisions • Country of production: France • Format(s): HD
Lying to the north of the Vanuatu archipelago in the South Pacific, the Banks Islands are literally cut off from the world. Whenever there’s a medical emergency, the 9,000 inhabitants of the Banks have only Doctor Mark Turbull and his orange cuckoo to rely on. The sole doctor for hundreds of miles around, he is the only one who can land on the unlikely and dangerous airstrips of these tiny volcanic islands. Some days, despite changeable weather conditions, he may visit four or five different islands to look at teeth, deliver mothers or even operate on people under general anesthetic on the bare ground of the tropical forest.