“One team, Five days, 240 Life-Changing Operations” ~ Director team Sisters Vecchione documents the life-changing work of the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team in Tehuacan, Mexico.
An official selection at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, short documentary “Trip to Tehuacan” was recognized by Indiewire as one of the strongest non-fiction shorts:
Indiewire – “The shorts section has always been a good place to spot new trends. This year… it’s the documentaries that stand out. Two of the strongest non-fiction shorts in this year’s festival are American Exile and Trip to Tehuacan. Sisters Vecchione’s Trip to Tehuacan is an exploration of the emotional impact of the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team, a volunteer group dedicated to providing medical and surgical care to indigent children and adults of other nations. The interactions between the doctors and their patients, many of whom are afflicted with debilitating birth defects, is deeply touching.”
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