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25 - AUSTRALIA: THE FLYING DOCTORS

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Australia, a country the size of a continent, is 14 times larger than France and yet has nearly 3 times fewer inhabitants. Given the great distances that need to be covered in the country, how can everybody be given medical care and treatment in the event of an emergency?

The answer to this question has been evolving up in the skies for nearly a century now. Today, the flying doctor plays a leading role in Australia. Bernard sets out to discover one of these organisations, Careflight, which has no equivalent in Europe. Bernard gets to know the vast contrasts in Australia, through the farmers, surfers and fishermen of the wonderful Sunshine Coast, and through rural hospitals that look as though they are straight out of a Western. He attends training sessions, witnesses operations in the vast Bush, and shares a few very intense days with Mike the doctor, Paul the pilot and Anthony the paramedic - a profession that, as a Frenchman, Bernard is not familiar with. 

Director(s) : SARDI (Laurent), PERRIER (David), LEMAIRE (OLIVIER), PERRIER (David)

Producer(s) : ARTE FRANCE, BONNE PIOCHE

Production Year : 2015
Language(s) : German, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.