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'LIFE FOR A CHILD' Diabetes Documentary Accepted Into Competition at New York's Prestigious Tribeca Film Festival
Date:4/22/2008

Directed by Academy Award nominee Edward Lachman and produced by the

International Diabetes Federation and Lilly, documentary follows the

journeys of children with diabetes in the developing world

NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The documentary film LIFE FOR A CHILD, produced by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Eli Lilly and Company to raise awareness of the devastating impact of diabetes in the developing world, has been selected to compete for the honor of Best Short Documentary at the prestigious 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, April 23-May 4 in New York.

Directed by Academy Award nominee Edward Lachman, the film follows the journeys of children with type 1 diabetes amid the verdant mountains and swarming streets of Nepal, one the world's poorest countries. The children are supported with life-saving medication and care by IDF's Life for a Child Program.

The LIFE FOR A CHILD film was developed by IDF, the world's leading diabetes advocacy organization, and Lilly, a global leader in diabetes treatment, and is a production of Wayne Lachman Productions and doublewide media of New York. It will be presented in association with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the world's largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research.

The film will show in six public screenings during the Tribeca festival, beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at the AMC Village VII, 66 Third Avenue (at 11th Street), New York. All public screening times are listed below.

One of the world's most celebrated cinematographers, Lachman directed LIFE FOR A CHILD following work on the critically-acclaimed 2007 feature film I'M NOT THERE, starring Cate Blanchett and Heath Ledger. Lachman was nominated for an Oscar for cinematography in 2003 for FAR FROM HEAVEN with Julianne Moore, and has photographed dozens of studio and independent features and documentaries, including ERIN BROCKOVICH, A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
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