FILMS FOR CHANGE
Taking Hepatitis Science to Communities is a pioneering public-health project harnessing the power of film to change people’s lives.
A student at a school for former street children, told us: ‘Now I will tell about this disease to all my friends.’
Watch the films that changed the way people see hepatitis
‘Detecting the Change’
‘When I was diagnosed, it was absolutely life-threatening. Today you have got solutions. What is important is that you go through treatment.’Directed by Aditi Saraswat and Anand Gautam
‘Like Everyone Else’
‘The first thing the doctor asked me was “have you told your fiancé?’ So I phoned her, and she accepted me. If you are Hepatitis B-positive, you can still live like everyone else.’Directed by Sameer Garner, Ajeet Mahale and Milen Mathew John
‘A New Hope for Hep C’
‘Everyone with hepatitis C is benefiting from the new medicine. Now, no one will suffer. There is a cure.’Directed by Shalini Srivastava
‘Sukriti the Survivor’
‘When I was diagnosed, my family asked me to stay in my room. They thought that it was infectious.’Directed by Neelu Sharma
‘We learned the depth of health journalism like we had never done before.’
Divyanjali Srivastava, student filmmaker
‘The involvement of creative people who can tell the story of hepatitis in a compelling way is vital in changing the inexplicable neglect of a disease which kills 1.4 million people a year worldwide.’
Charles Gore, president, World Hepatitis Alliance
Global media charity tve’s new public health venture in India enables young filmmakers to make short documentaries about hepatitis, for screening in communities and online viewing. ‘Films for Change: taking hepatitis science to communities through film’ brings together eminent hepatologists, student filmmakers, experienced journalists as mentors, and health ngos to create four engaging films focusing on hepatitis. The films will be shown as part of a series of panel debates with communities in Lucknow and Mumbai. read more...
Viral hepatitis is the 7th leading cause of death globally, accounting for 1.4 million deaths per year – more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria. Together, hepatitis B and hepatitis C cause 80% of liver cancer cases in the world.
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Dr. Samir Shah
Dr. Amit Goel
Dr. Akash Shukla
India’s young filmmakers give a global voice to viral hepatitis survivors 15 December 2016: media charity tve today launches four powerful films that give voice to five individuals in India who have survived viral hepatitis, one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Student filmmakers in India won four bursaries for the productions, part of an Read more about Press Release First Public Screening[…]
28 July 2016: On World Hepatitis Day global media charity tve announces the winners of four bursaries in India to help tackle, through film, one of the world’s most deadly diseases.
Aditi Saraswat and Sameer Gardner, student filmmakers from the School of Media and Cultural Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS). They led their respective teams to tve Films for Change bursary grants at a two-day workshop in Mumbai.
Student filmmakers Neelu Sharma and Shalini Srivastava from the mass communication department at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) led the winning teams competing for bursaries at the first workshop in Films for Change: taking hepatitis science to communities through film.
On 21 May media charity tve launches the first stage of an ambitious year-long project helping communities in two Indian cities to combat one of the world’s most deadly, but little publicised, diseases – viral hepatitis.