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Doctor’s Caring Documentary Goes Global

Dr Ranen Sarma, a medical practitioner of more than 30 years, asked Matinée for help in translating his documentary film “From London with love, a doctor’s message home” from English into Assamese and Hindi.


The documentary focuses on true stories that reveal the sufferings of millions of schizophrenics in India and also demonstrates effective ‘shared care’ treatments to help cope with the challenge of schizophrenia.

The ‘shared care’ policy put forward by Dr Sarma in Assam is on the lines of a policy by the same name implemented by the British government in England. Dr Sarma is hopeful that the new approach to treat the mentally-ill by a general medical practitioner and a psychiatrist in India will heal millions of schizophrenics in a country where the Government simply can’t cope.

For Matinée, it was a pleasure to be a part of such a worthwhile project we took extra care in selecting the most suitable voice artists and translators. Very precise lip-sync recording and audio editing was required to ensure the voiceover was matched perfectly to the 25 minute video, we’ve provided a short clip below.

In this short example you can hear the Hindi voiceover. The finished DVD contains a language selection menu so you can hear it in English, Hindi or Assamese.

The documentary has since been garnering support across the globe, and has already been selected for screening at this year’s New York Independent Film Festival.