Abdul Sattar Edhi, a simple Pakistani grandfather, heads the largest ambulance service in the world and has never had a day off in his life. In this mini-ebook, he tells Benjamin Gilmour about his life in Pakistan.
The Saint of Pakistan is a free extract from Paramédico – a collection of adventures by Australian paramedic Benjamin Gilmour about his work on ambulances around the world. From England to Mexico, and Iceland to Pakistan, Gilmour takes us on an extraordinary thrill-ride with his wild coworkers. Along the way he learns a few things, too, and shows us not only how precious life truly is, but how to passionately embrace it.
‘Pulsates with adrenalin and indisputable authenticity.’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Reviews for the movie:
‘Without a false note, this raw, invigorating and often joyful portrait of the profession will enthrall’ VARIETY
About the author
Benjamin Gilmour was born in Germany in 1975, but has lived most of his life in Australia where he works as an ambulance paramedic, filmmaker and writer. His first book, Warrior Poets – Guns, Movie-making and the Wild West of Pakistan, was published in 2008, based on his experiences directing the award-winning feature film Son of a Lion.