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SMILE PINKI
 
Megan Mylan, 2008, 39 min
Purcell Carson, editor
www.smilepinki.com
Academy Award Winner

Pinki is a five-year-old girl in rural India born desperately poor and with a cleft lip. The simple surgery that can cure her is a distant dream until she meets Pankaj, a social working traveling village to village gathering patients for a hospital that provides free surgery to thousands each year though the Smile Train program. Told in a vibrant trich observational style, this Oscar-winning real-world fairy tale folllows its wide-eyed protagonist from isolation to embrace.
 
"Documentary filmmaking at its best." --The Wall Street Journal
"Remarkable, incredibly moving" --The New York Times
 
2009 Academy Award Documentary Short
2010 Emmy-Award nomination, Best Documentary Editing
IDA Award Nominee
Premiere Silverdocs Festival
HBO Broadcast