The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), an initiative of Qatar Foundation, is screening a series of films as part of Doha Healthcare Week. The films will be shown over three days at various locations across Qatar.
The screenings are organised in partnership with Doha Film Institute (DFI), Al Jazeera Media Network, and global eye health charity, Orbis. The screenings are open to the public and free of charge, films will start at 7 pm.
6 November, Al Jazeera Café at Katara Cultural Village
50 Feet from Syria. Tells the story of a determined man who performs intricate acts of necessary medical procedures, undeterred by the chaos and complexity of the war around him.
Through My Eyes. Highlights the journey of a blind photographer in Homs, who becomes an inspiring youth leader after his remarkable photos of life in a refugee camp are recognised in Canada.
7 November, MIA Park
Life: Animated. An award-winning film about a boy with autism who communicates by impersonating well-known Disney characters.
8 November, Al Jazeera Café at Katara Cultural Village
The Hospital in the Sky. Follows model and Hollywood actress Cindy Crawford and her daughter Kaia as they spend a week in Peru with the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital. A question-and-answer session with the Orbis team of eye-care specialists will follow after the screening.
Doha Healthcare Week is organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and QF. It runs until 12 November. It will be followed by WISH 2018, which takes place from 13-14 November at Qatar National Convention Centre.