‘How Healthy are the Children of the Indian Sundarbans?’ : The Film Documents Plight of Children Living in Climate Hit Islands of Sunderbans

The movie was screened at the Global Health Research Symposium held in Vancouver.

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November 24, 2016: Recently a short documentary film on the challenges faced by the children living in the Sunderban’s  climate hit islands was screened at an international symposium. The film is made jointly by Future Health Systems (FHS) and Health Management Research (IIHMR) University.

The film was titled ‘How Healthy are the Children of the Indian Sundarbans?’ The 27 minutes film was selected with three other films to be screened last week at the Global Health Research Symposium held in Vancouver.

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According to PTI, the film provides an illuminating audio-visual proof of the troubles and predicaments of these isolated communities, living in the UNESCO World Heritage site, that are defenseless to the harsh climate change.

Professor at Future Health Systems (FHS), Barun Kanjilal said, “It was a challenge to present the scientific evidence from our study report in an aesthetically attractive manner and a taut storyline to retain audience’s attention.”

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The film focuses on the healthcare demands of the communities living in the Sunderban’s Islands. The film depicts the complex interplay of responsibilities of all the health officials and providers who work against the backdrop of a region which is prone to climate shocks.

Prepared by Diksha Arya of NewsGram. Twitter: @diksha_arya53

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