Life for a Child Films

In the Hearts of Africa

After the outstanding success of the 2007 documentary film Life for a Child, Academy Award-nominated director Edward Lachman teamed up once again with Eli Lilly and Company and the International Diabetes Federation to produce a heart-rending film about children with diabetes, this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Lifeblood features Congolese children with type 1 diabetes and follows their day-to-day lives as they struggle to survive in their impoverished capital city of Kinshasa.

This new documentary film, part of the IDF Life for a Child film series, aims to raise awareness of the devastating impact of diabetes in the developing world and increase support for the IDF Life for a Child Programme.

Life for a Child

Directed by Academy Award-nominee Edward Lachman, the documentary film Life for a Child follows the journeys of children with type 1 diabetes amid the verdant mountains and swarming streets of Nepal, one of the world’s poorest countries.

The Life for a Child film was produced by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the world’s leading diabetes advocacy organization, and Eli Lilly and Company, a global leader in diabetes treatment, to raise awareness of the devastating impact of diabetes and increase support for the IDF Life for a Child Program. The documentary is a production of Wayne Lachman Productions and doublewide media.

Visit the Life for a Child YouTube Channel for more videos.