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Google.org Releases Documentary: The Final Inch

Documents Polio in India

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Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google has put together a 38-minute film documenting the "historical effort to eradicate polio." The film is called The Final Inch, and it tells the story of "foot soldiers" who make their way around India persuading families to get their children polio vaccinations. The film also follows a doctor who travels India’s backwaters detecting emerging cases of polio.


The film’s director Irene Brodsky talks about the project:

Irene Brodsky Quote

The film has an official site, which contains a number of other clips from the film, and some screenshots such as these:

Final Inch Stills

The film will air in the U.S. on HBO in 2009. It was shot in hi-def cinematic style. In other recent Google.org news, the organization has put together a tool to track flu trends around the United States. More on that here. For more on the Final Inch, go to the official site here.

Google.org Releases Documentary: The Final Inch
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  • Guest

    The Final Inch documentary will be very helpful to understand the strength of the polio programme and the causes of polio disease , as well as the proper understanding of Under Served Strategies(USS) and the involvement of underserved influencers & institutions .The selection of specific activities which are being carried out by the front line workers and the involvement of same community leaders in which polio cases are more prevalent are very much inspirational for others development programme.
    I would like to congratulate Ms Irene and her team members ,

    with best wishes
    Shafeeque

  • http://car2be.com/ Thomas Anderson

    Congratulations on your Oscar nomination! The film looks wonderful! Where can I watch the full film?