Documentary About Lebanese-American ‘People’s Doctor’ Won At The Tokyo International Short Film Festival

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The Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies’ documentary, “Herbert Nassour: The People’s Doctor,” received the Best Short Documentary at the Tokyo International Short Film Festival.

The documentary was released in June 2022 and talks about the Lebanese-American surgeon, Herbert Nassour, who tried to fight injustice by providing healthcare to racially and economically vulnerable people in Texas.

However, his discounted medical procedures threatened the finances of the American Medical Association, which tried tirelessly to shut Nassour down.

The documentary was directed by Josh Sabey and produced by Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, which is dedicated to research about the Lebanese expatriate and diaspora in the U.S. and the world.

“Herbert Nassour: The People’s Doctor” was also officially selected for many film festivals, including the Raleigh Film & Art Festival and the Los Angeles Indie Film Festival.

You can watch “Herbert Nassour: The People’s Doctor” here:

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