We are proud to have sponsored Travel Medical services for the production staff for the documentary ‘First Sight’ www.firstsightthemovie.com.
There are currently 45 million visually impaired people in India, including 12 million
people who are totally blind. This represents 25% of the world’s blind population. Up to 85% of cases are curable.
In conjunction with the Sankara Foundation our goal is to travel to India in fall 2009 to make a documentary film investigating the serious problems of eye disease and blindness. We will follow several patients as they pass through the Sankara system, giving them the gift of sight. We’ll visit several of the facilities setup by the foundation and speak with the doctors/support staff on the ground.