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'Smile Pinki' returns to help children with cleft lips

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Oscar winning director Megan Mylan will be launching a five-city India tour to share the story of her short film 'Smile Pinki' and help thousands of children across the country suffering with cleft lips.

2009-09-26T17:23:00Z

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Oscar winning director Megan Mylan will be launching a five-city India tour to share the story of her short film 'Smile Pinki' and help thousands of children across the country suffering with cleft lips.

'Smile Pinki' is a 39-minute documentary that shows the story of a poor girl in rural India whose life is transformed when she receives free surgery to correct her cleft lip. The documentary was made in Hindi and Bhojpuri, and won the 81st Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).

Mylan along with the children profiled in the film and surgeon Subodh Kumar will tour India with the film.

The journey kicks off in Mumbai Oct 1 with a star-studded premiere and will then travel to New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and end in Varanasi, the city where it was filmed.

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