On February 1st 2021, Myanmar’s military staged a deadly coup to overthrow the ruling power, The National League for Democracy, in the capital of Nay Pyi Taw. Nestled within that capital is a small hospital employed by veterans of the country’s bygone militarized era. Filmmakers Brandon Bloom and Jordan Satmary documented a group of surgeons, speech therapists, and nurses as they worked to teach Burmese doctors how to perform cleft repairs at this hospital.

“While we no longer feel it safe to make a film with the perspectives of the dissenting veterans that populate the hospital, we wanted to include some insight from our own doctors and volunteers about the people and country of Myanmar from our 2019 medical mission.”

Video Credits
Directors & DPs: Brandon Bloom & Jordan Satmary
Producers: Brian Rubinstein & Kristen Kanerva Richards
Composer: Jeff Melanson
Editor: Brandon Bloom

Featuring the voices of surgeon Craig Senders and mission coordinator Deanna Ponseti

A special thank you to the staff of The Retired Service Personnel’s Hospital in Nay Pyi Taw and the volunteers of Faces of Tomorrow.

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