This is the trailer for my documentary film, HIGH PLAINS DOCTOR, about Dr. Isaac Harry Sobol, Chief Medical Officer of Nunavut, and his volunteer medical team as they travel 12,000 feet up to a remote town on the high plains of Eastern Tibet.
This film will move you with gorgeous scenes of natural beauty, rare images of an isolated Tibetan way of life and unforgettable moments of Buddhist Monks at practice inside their temples.
In this context, a story unfolds of a Canadian team of doctors and medical students working well outside their comfort zone. They have small amounts of medicine and almost no equipment…but their response is inspiring. We are right by their side as they work. And we listen to unguarded moments as they describe the emotions and ethical challenges of their work.
Through it all the fascinating character of Dr. Sobol is revealed. You will be intrigued by the unique journey that drove him to help others in Nunavut and Tibet, and you will be challenged by the insights and wisdom that he shares.
The film captures Dr. Sobol’s 10th and last mission in the region, as the village was devastated in an earthquake shortly after the filming. Thus the film provides a rare documentation of a way of life that is fast disappearing.
HIGH PLAINS DOCTOR premiered in Canada on the CBC (it has been geo-blocked to Canada and is thus far unavailable in other markets) and in the US it premiered in the Social Justice competition at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
For more info on the film, please see the film’s page on facebook or IMDb.