Dr. Clement Moss arrived in India in 1938 as a missionary of the small British Baptist Society. He felt that with a deeper medical background he could serve the people even more. Dr. Moss became the pastor in charge and developed the small dispensary into a more comprehensive medical service.
In 1969 Dr. Arvind Victor Choudhrie, who had completed his specialist orthopedic and surgical training (FRCS) in the UK, joined Dr. Moss to develop the surgical work. He became the second medical superintendent of Padhar Hospital in 1975, which he developed into a multidisciplinary centre. Because of the high incidence of malnutrition, blindness and tetanus he focused his attention on basic needs in the community.
Under the able guidance of Dr. Vincent K. Solomon who has been Medical Superintendent since 1986, the hospital has expanded tremendously. His many achievements include the introduction of Total Hip and Knee replacement surgeries, Intensive Care Unit, Dialysis Centre, Pain and Palliative Care Centre. Thanks to his unstinted efforts, Padhar Hospital is now a government-recognized institute for treatment of Polio.
Dr. Rajiv Choudhrie became the present medical superintendent. Under his leadership the hospital developed to its present state. Dr. R. Choudhrie focus is on cleft lip and palate surgeries. He is famous for his surgical skills and his will to develop the hospital day by day.
A short documentary portrait on a designer who has created a low cost solution to landmine clearance.
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Documentary by Christian Ebeling about Paralympic association football
Dokumentarfilm von Christian Ebeling über Blindenfußball
May 2014 @ Kurzfilme für Kinder - Flensburger Kurzfilmtage
Oct 2013 @ Klappe auf!
June 2013 @ International Short Film Festival Detmold
May 2013 @ "Aktion Mensch" Filmfestival Köln
May 2013 @ International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Feb 2013 @ "kontrast 2013" Bayreuther Filmfest
Nov 2012 @ 12.Oldenburger Kurzfilmtage
Vorfilm zu "Ziemlich beste Freunde":
Programme picture before "The Intouchables":
May 2013 @ Filmstudio an der RWTH Aachen
Jan 2013 @ Unikino Darmstadt
Dec 2012 @ Unikino Gießen
Nov 2012 @ Heidelberg - Unikino
Nov 2012 @ CampusKino Emden
Oct 2012 @ HM-Kino München
Oct 2012 @ Studikino Regensburg
Oct 2012 @ Gegenlicht Oldenburg
Oct 2012 @ Filmclub Würzburg
Oct 2012 @ Unikino Göttingen
"If you imagine playing football without being able to see". With these words Michael Wahl from the Cologne blind football club PSV begins to explain how blind football player orient on the playing field and how important is the interaction with the sighted team-mates.
"Wenn man sich jetzt vorstellt, man spielt Fußball ohne zu sehen". So leitet Michael Wahl, Spieler des Blindenfußballvereins PSV Köln, seine Worte ein mit denen er versucht anderen Menschen zu erklären, wie blinde Fußballer sich auf dem Spielfeld orientieren und wie wichtig das Zusammenspiel mit den sehenden Mitspielern ist.
Camera: EOS 550D, Rebel T2i with Magic Lantern
Many thanks to all players of TSV Köln. Special thanks to http://www.kdenlive.org developer team for providing such a great piece of software for everyone.
A MILLION POINTS OF LIGHT is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. View more Semifinalist films at GE FOCUS FORWARD FILMS.
Over 1.3 billion people live without electricity. Many of them must resort to the dangerous and costly use of kerosene to light their homes. The others remain in the dark. Anna Sidana founded One Million Lights, a non-profit organization with the mission to replace kerosene lamps with safe and cost effective solar lanterns in remote communities throughout the world. The use of solar lanterns has dramatically improved education, health and safety in these often neglected communities. One Million Lights has successfully distributed over 33,000 solar lanterns in twenty-seven countries, and their mission continues.
For over 25,000 poverty-stricken children in China, a “free lunch” is their daily reality. Journalist Deng Fei set up the Free Lunch Campaign in 2011, raised USD 3.9 million from Chinese social media users in just one year and pioneered the power of micro-blogging in China's battle against inequality.
Join the conversation and tweet #FreeLunchDoc to have your tweet featured on the GE FOCUS FORWARD website. Go to focusforwardfilms.com/films/45/ to see the discussion.
Director: Lixin Fan
Producers: Michelle Ho, Yi Han, Fanfan Zhuang
Production Managers: Fanfan Zhuang and Jamie Lee
Cinematographer: Aiguo Liu; Limin Fan
Color Grading: Ming Gao; Wei Zhao
Soundman: Limin Fan
Graphics by Xinbao Fu
Assistant Editors: Jamie Lee; Xinbao Fu and Ouyang Yaokun
Composer: Simon Chapelle
Sound Mix: Simon Chapelle
Special Thanks to Mr. Deng Fei & Free Lunch For Children.org