A palliative care team visits homes of terminally ill patients to help them come to terms with the inevitability of death.
Mani, Sini and Dr. Reena are a team of counselor, nurse and doctor working for a palliative care organization in New Delhi. Within 48 hours of receiving a call through the helpline, they reach out to provide medical care and emotional support through weekly home visits. Their job is not an easy one because they can’t offer the one thing which patients and their families are desperately looking for – a cure. What they can offer instead is to assist the patient in accepting that dying is a normal process, a part of life.
Dr. Reena Sharma
written and directed by Farida Pacha
cinematography Lutz Konermann
editing Katharina Fiedler
sound Pratik Biswas
sound editing and mix Florian Eidenbenz
music Dürbeck & Dohmen
Lutz Konermann (Leafbird Films GmbH, CH)
Hans Robert Eisenhauer (Ventana-Film, DE)
Farida Pacha (Video Without Borders, IN)
Bundesamt für Kultur BAK
IDFA Bertha Fund
René Da Rold Pictures
92 min., b&w, HD, Hindi (with subtitles)