Little Stars Trailer

Life is short, value every moment.

Little Stars is tells the surprisingly life-affirming stories of young people around the world living with life-limiting illnesses.  Against the odds, these children and young adults are making the most of every moment thanks to the support of their loved ones, working in harmony with passionate ‘pain and palliative care’ teams.

LITTLE STARS TRAILER

Children’s palliative care is a response to the suffering of a child and their family facing life-threatening conditions.  It’s holistic, looking at the body, mind and spirit within the social and cultural context.  It cares for the child from the time of diagnosis until death, and after death it does bereavement support for the family.

Regrettably, not all conditions can be cured. However, many children with life-limiting conditions will live for years, if not decades. Currently, 20 Million children around the world can benefit from palliative care, but access to services remains an issue (ICPCN). Children are particularly at risk of inadequate pain management due to age related factors, limited access to essential medicines and misconceptions about how to effectively treat their pain.  These vulnerable children and families are suffering. They are largely invisible. But for those who are receiving care, the results are extraordinary.

These remarkable stories show young people finding hope, love, joy and attainment in the face of the inevitable.
Featuring Joan Marston, Dr Ednin Hamzah, Dr Sarah Friebert, Naledi Kopane, Dr Lee Ai Chong, Dr Joanne Wolfe, LeeAnne Curran, Dr Franca Benini.

ABOUT LITTLE STARS

Stories have been captured in 9 countries – the USA, South Africa, India, Australia, Malaysia, Italy, Jordan, the UK and Russia.

The series is presented by acclaimed British actor David Suchet CBE.

The series will compromise a one-hour feature film for television, with broadcast confirmed through Al Jazeera Documentary Channel.  Additional broadcasters will be announced shortly.  The project will also be broadly available through Pay TV, Video-On-Demand services including iTunes and NetFlix, DVD, iOS App and online.  Please sign up to the newsletter to stay tuned to project related news, including about television broadcast announcements.

OTHER SHORTFILMS

Value Every Life

“Paediatric palliative care in its essence is a response to the suffering of a child and a family who are facing life-threatening or life-limiting conditions  It’s holistic, looking at the body, mind and spirit within the social and cultural...

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Why should children suffer?

“In all parts of the world, tragically, there are children who are going to have short lives and in many parts of the world those children are going to die in pain and with other distressing symptoms,” Sister Frances Dominica. Regrettably,...

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SUN FLOWER CHILDRENS HOSPICE

BLOEMFONTEIN , SOUTH AFRICA Sunflower Children’s Hospice was established 15 years ago as a response to the increasing number of children with HIV and AIDS at that time, as well as many children with a variety of life-limiting conditions. The...

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VALUE EVERY LIFE

Short Film 1 - 'Value Every Life'  introduces us to children's palliative care and hospice. It features Joan Marston, Chief Executive of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network, and the staff and children of Sunflower House in...

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