A Hospital for the King of the Skies
A film about a falcon hospital in Dubai
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.