2002 | Documentary | 1 x 52′
A HOSPITAL FOR THE KING OF THE SKIES
The Dubai Falcon Hospital was founded 17 years ago in the middle of the desert. It is personally owned by the royal family. Equipped with an X-Ray room, a surgery department, three ambulances for emergencies and a large laboratory, this eccentric hospital is on the cutting edge of technological progress.
Every day, Dr. Rempel, in a country where every tradition-minded family owns at least one falcon, meets with wealthy princes who, like clockwork, bring their animals for check-ups and have them vaccinated regularly against new diseases.
Because having a falcon today is no longer a question of survival, but more for pleasure, in addition to being a social necessity. Falcons are incredibly expensive and difficult to keep, thus making them the ultimate status symbol.
Bettina Offermann | firstname.lastname@example.org
A co-production by
LOOKSfilm, ZED SARL, VOX, Discovery Channel Betriebs GmbH, France 5, MSH, MiraMedia GmbH