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The A Factor

Tape number: 376

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Type of production: Documentary, Advocacy, Educational/Classroom Resource

Subject: Nutrition, Health

Audience: General audience

Production year: 2000

Duration: 2 versions: 42', 26:40 version available with narration by actress Glenn Close

Language versions: English, International

Countries: Nepal

Producer: UNICEF

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Summary: The A Factor features the captivating trip of Dr. Alfred Sommer to Nepal. Dr. Sommer is the celebrated Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health whose groundbreaking discovery that simple Vitamin A capsules can save the lives of two million children a year has led to the largest worldwide medical mobilization since the polio vaccine. This documentary takes Dr. Sommer out of the high-tech lab and into the ancient culture of Nepal, where he travels to remote villages to meet both the people benefiting from Vitamin A, and the committed volunteers who are the backbone of the program.

Price: $500 Beta, $500 VHS

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