Releases Documentary: The Final Inch

    November 19, 2008
    Chris Crum, 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 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.