Uploaded on May 19, 2011
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"Conspiracy of Silence"
Short Film 1 of 50 in the LIFE Before Death documentary series about the global crisis in untreated pain and the dramatic life changing effect palliative care services can deliver to patients and their families around the world.
Conspiracy of Silence exposes the needless implementation gap responsible for the suffering of millions of people around the world today. Lack of political will and general awareness of this pressing humanitarian cause are blamed for the appalling situation where 80% of all people lack adequate access to essential pain medicines like morphine.
Pain and palliative care activists call for urgent change to this very treatable problem and challenge us to speak up for those less fortunate who have no voice and whose suffering is mute.
Featuring Mary Callaway (USA), Dr MR Rajagopal (India), Dr Betty Ferrell (USA) and Dr Henry Ddungu (Uganda).
LIFE Before Death is a documentary project comprising a feature film, a one-hour television program and 50 short films.
The project is broadly about patients facing life-limiting illness, their families and the remarkable health care professionals fighting to change the culture of medicine to be focused on care, rather than exclusively on cure.
LIFE Before Death will include 50 short films themed around pain control and end of life issues, releasing one a week for a year from May 2011.
A feature film was released in early 2012 and is available at http://www.lifebeforedeath.com
The project is presented by the Lien Foundation and produced by Moonshine Movies.
It is also supported by the International Association for the Study of Pain, The Mayday Fund, the Union for International Cancer Control and The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice International Programs.
To find out more about the Crisis in Untreated Pain visit http://www.TreatThePain.com