Monday, June 15, 2009

Smile Pinki

I recently watched the Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short called "Smile Pinki" about children in India with cleft lip and palate. The film follows two children in particular as they are approached by a social worker offering free surgery to correct their deformity. The documentary shows the cruelty these children face and the isolation they feel. It was incredibly moving and brought me to tears more than once. It also allows viewers to see the amazing work done by the Smile Train organization who provides free surgery to children in 75 of the world's poorest countries. Available on HBO's On Demand.

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