The Charity Gala Screening of the English Surgeon in aid of Ukraine

  • Main Auditorium
  • 26 June 2022, 4:30pm
  • Special Screening to support Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine and Prosperity Restaurant’s Humanitarian Aid Fund

British Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh and filmmaker Geoffrey Smith will be reunited at the screening of Geoffrey’s Emmy Award-winning documentary film The English Surgeon.

The film focuses on the work of British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh and his efforts to help desperately ill patients in Ukrainian hospitals. Henry travelled regularly to Ukraine to train local doctors in surgical procedures, bringing equipment from the UK and performing surgery without charge. Alongside Ukrainian colleague Dr Igor Kurilets, he treated many patients who had been told they had no hope of survival.

There will be a Q&A after the screening with Henry and Geoffrey presented by Lea Sellers. Proceeds will go to DEC, the Disasters Emergency Committee for Ukraine and to aid the Ukrainian restaurant Prosperity which has become the hub of humanitarian aid since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

With Ukraine across all the headlines and in all our minds, this poignant and graceful film invites you to witness this beautiful, stoic country and the struggles and triumphs of its people, through the eyes of a deeply humanistic doctor who must face the limits of his ability to help them. 

Scored by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, the film was described by the New York Times as 'enthralling...astonishing and agonizingly human'.

Please note: this film depicts scenes of brain surgery.