The Journey of Hope received the Grand Prix Award at WHO's Health For All Film Festival under the Better Health and Well-Being category.
The WHO Health for All Film Festival invites independent filmmakers, production companies, public institutions, NGOs, communities, students, and film schools from around the world to submit their original short films on health. The festival's aim is to recruit a new generation of film and video innovators to champion and promote global health issues.
The Journey of Hope tells the true story of Sapna, a 10-year-old girl living below the poverty line in North-West India suffering from blood cancer. Each week she takes an 8 hour overnight train journey in order to reach a hospital where treatment is affordable.
This film was shot in January, 2020. On October 1st, 2020, Sapna passed away.
It is an honour for Sapna's story to be told and discussed on this global platform, we hope that this will contribute towards the awareness and improvement around the basic human right to healthcare access.
To learn more about Sapna's journey and assist the underprivileged cancer patients during this difficult time, please visit: www.studiobirthplace.com/cancer-assistance