Friday, February 20, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire & Operation Smile

Operation Smile is sending this video in light of Slumdog Millionaire being nominated for best picture. If you haven't seen the movie, you should, it's amazing. However it is quite overwhelming to see children living in such poverty in India.

This video takes place in Bolpur, which is one of the poorest regions of India. It is actual footage of real Operation Smile patients. I spent three weeks in Bolpur in this very hospital doing photography with the Operation Smile team. I know the difference this surgery makes in a child's life, I've seen the tears of happiness and received thankful hugs from patients and their families.

I was emailed this link and asked to pass it on in light of all the attention the movie is receiving. Operation Smile is a very worthwhile charity - please give if you can!

You can view some of my own photographs from an Operation Smile mission by clicking the photography below.



Anonymous said...

Are your photos copyrighted? I would like to use them on a website for Operation smile.

Katie Ring said...

Hello - thanks for looking! Yes my photographs are copyrighted but I am happy to let Operation Smile use them. Do you work directly for Op Smile or are you creating your own fund raising website? Please email me and let me know how you'd like to use my photos and if the use is appropriate (fund raising is) I'll get you the files you need.