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WIDE ANGLE | Birth of a Surgeon | PBS

Duration: 03:15
Program: Wide Angle #703

The film Birth of a Surgeon follows Emilia Cumbane, one of the first midwives-in-training. She performs Cesareans and hysterectomies in makeshift operating rooms in rural Mozambique. We follow Cumbane from her home in the Mozambican capital Maputo, into intensive medical classes, through night shifts in the delivery wards, and watch as she fights for recognition of her surgical competence.

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Post Date: July 15, 2009