Institute History

  • 1988 Sundance Film Festival


Hope for medical assistance suddenly surfaces in some developing countries when a team of Interplast doctors arrives. Looking like average American tourists, a group of highly trained surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and aids perform reconstructive plastic surgery in Cuzco, Peru. The film Interplast chronicles their visit. Paying their own way, team members volunteer time, skill, and love—to make small surgical miracles happen in other parts of the world.

— Tony Safford

Screening Details

  • Section: National Geographic Society: A Centennial Celebration
  • Film Type: Documentary Short
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 15 min.


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