Operation International

Thousands of people in the world’s poorest countries suffer in silence every day, unable to afford or access routine medical treatment. Lacking clean water, sanitation, housing, clothing and food, these forgotten individuals remain invisible to the eyes of the first world.

Every year, Operation International sends teams of highly skilled doctors and medical volunteers from different backgrounds, cultures, and religions to deliver groundbreaking healthcare to patients in third world countries. While many of these treatments would be considered commonplace in the United States, in a country like Ivory Coast, Africa--where basic forms of medical care are often unavailable--even a minor surgery can make a dramatic impact in a patient’s life.

Operation International: Ivory Coast follows the brave physicians, surgeons and nurses of Team New York as they travel to the city of Divo, Ivory Coast in 2019 to deliver life-changing surgeries and medical care. In order to deliver transformative humanitarian work to those in need, Team New York must bring everything they need to erect and operate fully-functional operating rooms and an intensive care unit while battling limited resources, language barriers, spartan working conditions and oppressive heat.

  • Jeff Colhoun
    Director
    Darkhad Valley, Rally for Rangers
  • Ethan Cunningham
    Writer
    Darkhad Valley, Rally for Rangers
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Côte d'Ivoire
  • Country of Filming:
    Côte d'Ivoire
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jeff Colhoun

Jeff is a cinematographer, photographer, filmmaker and drone guru from San Francisco, California. After graduating with an MFA from the Academy of Art University: San Francisco, he began his international career as a professional photographer and drone specialist. He first embraced film back in 2001, only to be pulled away by his love of photography, returning to motion pictures once again in 2015. As an early pioneer of drone photography, Jeff’s unique blend of experience and talent granted him the opportunity to pilot with Team Blacksheep between 2015-2016. He has since shot commercial footage for major brands such as Ford and ESPN and Animal Planet.

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