Rooting for Roona, English/Bengali Documentary Movie Is Streaming Online, Watch on Netflix With English Subtitles, Release Date 15th October
Rooting For Roona is a documentary film that centres on a baby girl Roona Begum, who is born into a poor Bengali family, and her fight for survival.
Rooting For Roona captures the incredible story of baby Roona, a one and a half year old girl born in a tiny village in the state of Tripura, India. She suffers from hydrocephalus, a birth defect caused by a build-up of fluid in the brain, leading to massive swelling of the head. Roona’s parents Abdul and Fatema are poor daily wage earners. The story describes how the villagers and relatives of Roona’s parents look upon the girl as a pariah, and advise tell them to give up the girl to an orphanage.
But Roona’s parents fight to do the best for her. They are turned away by doctors in their state, as Roona’s condition is difficult to treat. Luckily, Roona’s story is highlighted in the media, after which a private hospital in Delhi, a Norwegian NGO that helped raise money for her treatment, and the royal family of Tripura get together to provide to Roona the care that she needs. After multiple surgeries, Roona slowly heads to recovery.
Rooting For Roona is a touching documentary that reminds society about its responsibility towards the future of the world – its children, and especially the underprivileged children of the world.
Directed by Pavitra Chalam
Produced by Akshay Shankar