A Story of Healing

In 1997, a film crew accompanied an Interplast volunteer surgical team to An Giang province in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. The filmmakers donated their services to document the team's experiences and produce A Story of Healing, which earned the 1997 Academy Award for best documentary short subject. The 28-minute film is followed by a short epilogue after the credits which follows-up on two patients 16 months after their surgeries.

Ten years after its original release, A Story of Healing has been released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives license (by-nc-nd) and is available for free online.

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A great new way to submit stories to Reddit and Digg

I’ve just added submission links for each story that appear on Bookmach.com, so now it’s a snap to submit massive amounts of stories about Obama (or anything else.)

In addition to Digg and Reddit I’ve included Slashdot and Delicious… I’ll take requests for any other popular sites as well.

The links are immediately above the credit line of each story. Just click on the icon resembling your favorite site and watch the karma roll in!


Some astounding footage of Yoyo players from the Japan National Yoyo Contest. The speed and accuracy is surreal…

My favorite:

Two Yoyos:

And of course, two Yoyos while blindfolded: