What would you do if you are diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer and you very well know that you only have just few months more to live? One woman chose to use the time she had left to spread awareness of the disease and now two filmmakers are looking to tell her story.
Michele Frazier Baldwin, also known as ‘Lady Ganga’, decided to make the very best of the limited time she had after she was diagnosed and wanted to do something extraordinary for the society before death called up on her. She paddled 700 miles down the river ganga in India in an attempt to spread awareness about cervical cancer, setting a new world record along the way.
As per her wish, Michele's journey is now being turned into a film by award winning director Frederic Lumiere and writer Mark Hefti who are looking to fund the film via a Kickstarter campaign, which has to date received almost triple its goal 50,000 USD funding goal and it still open for more than two weeks. The producers are still seeking help to be able to gather more pledges so that they are able to turn Lady Ganga not just into a movie but into a movement to help distribute the film around the world and boost Michele's campaign's international presence.