Friday, 25 April 2014

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THE UNITED NATIONS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE INTERNATIONAL DIABETES FEDERATION INVITES YOU TO THE SCREENING OF “LIFEBLOOD” AND “LIFE FOR A CHILD” TO OBSERVE WORLD DIABETES DAY.

Lifeblood - Cine ONU movie posterDirected by Academy Award-nominee Edward Lachman, the documentary “Lifeblood” highlights the difficulties of children with type 1 diabetes as they struggle to survive in one of Africa’s most impoverished capital cities, Kinshasa.·

“Lifeblood” features the lifesaving work of Dr. Marguerite de Clerck, a Belgian doctor, who has dedicated herself to the care of children with diabetes in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The second film “Life for a child” follows the journeys of children with type 1 diabetes amid the verdant mountains and swarming streets of Nepal, one of the world’s poorest countries. The children are supported with life-saving medication and care by the International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF) Life for a Child Programme.

The films will be followed by a panel discussion which will include Dr. Marguerite de Clerck, who features in the film, and Dominique Dewandre, coordinator of the IDF Life for a Child Programme in Brussels. Janos Tisovszky, UNRIC Deputy Director, will moderate the discussion.

There is no entrance fee, but as places are limited, we kindly ask you to register in advance by sending an e-mail with the subject “Diabetes Day” to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  NO registration e-mails will be accepted after 3pm 9th November.


NB: The films have English subtitles. Total runtime of the films is 45’.

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