Blind Family Hopes to See Again with Help from These Doctors

As part of National Geographic's Short Film Showcase

José Rosas is a Peruvian farmer who stopped working due to increased blindness caused by cataracts. Many members in his family also have vision issues. Together, they traveled to a medical clinic in Tarapoto to visit SEE International’s volunteer ophthalmologists. After evaluating José, his son, daughter, and sister, doctors decided they could operate on everyone except José's son who had a detached retina that was unable to be repaired. Watch the events unfold in this moving piece from Blue Chalk.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

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