FILMS FOR CHANGE

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Taking Hepatitis Science to Communities is a pioneering public-health project harnessing the power of film to change people’s lives.

With support from The Wellcome Trust and working with the World Hepatitis Alliance, we train young filmmakers to make compelling short documentaries showing viewers how they can prevent and treat a disease that kills over a million people every year.

In a model of public-health communications, four beautifully shot films made by students in 2016/17 told the powerful personal stories of people with hepatitis − and how medical science has saved them.

Their impact was indisputable. After seeing the films, audiences who had known nothing of hepatitis decided to get their children vaccinated and said they now knew how to access care.

A student at a school for former street children, told us: ‘Now I will tell about this disease to all my friends.’

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Watch the films that changed the way people see hepatitis

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Go to ‘Detecting the Change’

‘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

Go to ‘Like Everyone Else’

‘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

Go to ‘A New Hope for Hep C’

‘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

Go to ‘Sukriti the Survivor’

‘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

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‘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

about

films for change: taking hepatitis science to communities through film

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...


Detecting The Change

Like Everyone Else

A New Hope For Hep C

Sukriti The Survivor

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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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mentors, medical experts and scientific advisor

Charles Gore

President, World Hepatitis Alliance
Charles Gore is scientific advisor to Films for Change: taking hepatitis science to communities through film.

Dr. Rakesh Aggarwal

bio-medical expert
Dr Rakesh Aggarwal is one of the Bio-Medical experts to Films for Change: taking hepatitis science to communities through film.

Dr. Samir Shah

bio-medical expert
Dr Samir Shah is one of the Bio-Medical experts to Films for Change: taking hepatitis science to communities through film.

Dr. Amit Goel

bio-medical expert
Dr. Amit Goel is one of the Bio-Medical experts to Films for Change: taking hepatitis science to communities through film.

Dr. Akash Shukla

bio-medical expert
Dr. Akash Shukla is one of the Bio-Medical experts to Films for Change: taking hepatitis science to communities through film.

C. Suchindran

mentor
C. Suchindran is one of the mentors to Films for Change: taking hepatitis science to communities through film.

Patralekha Chatterjee

mentor
Patralekha Chatterjee is one of the mentors to Films for Change: taking hepatitis science to communities through film.

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