Life for a Child| 28mins
Director: Ed Lachman | Producer: Don Faller
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United States
Diabetes is fast emerging as one of the most serious health problems of our time â€“ a global epidemic that claims more lives each year than HIV/AIDS. Children with diabetes in the developing world are particularly vulnerable. Many lack access to proper care and the life-saving medicines they need to survive. As a result, they become chronically ill; many die quickly, while others develop severe complications such as kidney failure, blindness and nerve damage. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Edward Lachman, the documentary "Life for a Child" follows the journeys of children with Type 1 diabetes amid the verdant mountains and swarming streets of Nepal, one the worldâ€™s poorest countries. Through their eyes and in their words, we experience their life-and-death struggle to survive â€“ and, in fact, even thrive.