Stigma (2012)

1

"STIGMA" is an award-winning documentary which follows filmmakers Jeff Johns and Ryan Loughridge as they travel the globe to discover why more hasn't been done to completely eradicate the existence of Leprosy in the world. Through India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, they talk to WHO doctors and aid workers, while visiting numerous colonies and hospitals to meet those affected by the disease and to understand the life-changing stigma it has created for them and for their families.

Follow the filmmakers, armed with only two backpacks, their passports, and $1,200, on a breathtaking journey across the world, as they learn about the lives, cultures, triumphs, and struggles of those whose lives have been stigmatized by this horrible disease, and as they discover the disturbing politics that have allowed this situation to be perpetuated.

The World Health Organization proudly announced the elimination of Leprosy in 2000 and refused to take part in the making of this film. Conservative estimates indicate that over 200,000 new cases of Leprosy were reported in over 125 countries throughout the world in 2011.

WINNER - Best Documentary Feature, Phenom Film Fest, 2012

WINNER - Best Documentary Feature, Peachtree Village International Film Fest, 2012

WINNER - Humanitarian Award, Third World Indie Film Fest, 2012

WINNER - Best Health Documentary, Awareness Film Fes, 2012

WINNER - Award of Merit, Indie Film Fest, 2012 

www.stigmathefilm.com
Trending Videos
Indigenous Stories and Perspectives
Media Literacy
Economics
Featured Films

Films For Action hosts a mini-subscription service that currently offers 36 highly-curated films to Patron subscribers donating $5 per month.

Subscribe here. Your support helps grow our library, which is 99% free.

 

How to Use this Library

  • Use the Explore button to filter content by type and topic. Selections stack, so you can view Film Types about Specific Topics.

  • You're encouraged to submit videos directly to our library. Just click +Add Video at the top of the site and paste the video URL to get started. We share our favorite submissions with our fans on social media and feature them more prominently on the site.

  • Want to support us and watch some great films in the process? Our $5/mo Patrons get access to a growing number of our favorite documentaries that are unavailable for free.

  • Filmmakers: Interested in our TVOD or SVOD services? Contact us.

  • If you have a site or film suggestion, want to help out, or you're a filmmaker looking to collaborate, drop us a line via our contact page. Let's be the media!