From the film-makers:
“Hippocratic is a feature-length film exploring the life story of this acclaimed Indian physician, Dr MR Rajagopal. From cowardly child to fearless visionary, this compelling tale sees its hero come full-circle to rediscover the first principals of medicine.
This exquisite first-person account tells the story of an extraordinary global health leader in Dr MR Rajagopal, or Dr Raj, who is described by the New York Times as ‘the father of palliative care in India’.
Dr Raj is a small man with a big dream: a pain-free India.
His mission is to bring ethical practice to modern medicine through whole person care. To achieve this he must provide universal access to essential, and heavily restricted, pain medicines.
Hence, this spiritual leader of ethical medicine now shares the story of his life’s work. Reflecting on effecting change and relieving unnecessary human suffering in a country of 1.25 billion people, almost one sixth of the world’s population.
Most of all, be inspired by the impact that can be made by a small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission and altering the course of history.“
The film, narrated by David Suchet and produced by Melbourne’s Moonshine Agency, premieres across the world in October. Dr Rajagopal will be attending screenings across several Australian cities, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Gisborne and Perth. For dates, and to buy tickets, see the official Hippocratic site. Screenings are via the “Demand.Film” process, meaning that a minimum number of tickets must be pre-sold at each venue for the screening to go ahead – so please buy your tickets well in advance and share the event with all those you think may be interested in hearing about the remarkable work of Dr Rajagopal.