On November 14th (otherwise known as World Diabetes Day), the Sundance Channel will air the television premier of a new documentary called Life For A Child. And oh, man, if you were looking for things to feel grateful for, how about this: you don’t have to walk four hours through mountain passes to get to a bus to get to a clinic to have your blood sugar tested. Or, more broadly, you’re not (I don’t think) a poor child in Nepal with Type 1 diabetes.
Directed by Academy Award nominee Edward Lachman, the movie traces the story of several Nepalese children with Type 1, who are receiving treatment (even if it’s hours away) from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Life For a Child program. (Looking for a new place to make a donation? You might want to check them out.) The website has a few short video clips — but be sure to tune in on November 14th (at 8 p.m. EST) to catch the whole thing. Click here to find out more.
To see a preview (which I cannot get to embed, oh cruel wordpress), click here.