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A story of how children from Calcutta’s poorest neighborhood became leaders in improving health

Last year, as part of the TEDxChange conference, filmmakers in the Program in Bioethics and Film at Stanford presented a clip of their documentary titled "The Revolutionary Optimist."

The project chronicles the story of a lawyer-turned-social entrepreneur working to empower children living in Calcutta’s poorest neighborhood to become leaders in improving health and sanitation. The above video, which was posted online yesterday, highlights the story of the children’s successful drive to increase polio immunization rates in their community.

The film was directed and produced by Maren Grainger-Monsen, MD, and Nicole Newnham.

Previously: Stanford filmmakers to debut documentary at TEDxChange

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