Academy Award winning French filmmaker Luc Jacquet directed The Race for Life (La Course A La Vie in French), an arresting short film that underscores the value of vaccines for children’s health and strength. Here, we see children racing through difficult terrain. As they run, they encounter various obstacles – insect bites, dangerous cuts, and harsh weather to name a few—but are able to persevere as they have been vaccinated. Luc worked with young actors on this film, set mainly in the spectacular Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors and on the Dunes de l’Espiguette in France.
“As part of my continuous commitment to the importance of science, I wanted to support this initiative taken by and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Life is fragile, so let us give our children every chance to grow up, and have them vaccinated!”
Luc Jacquet is a French biologist turned director and writer known for his films exploring wildlife and nature. His landmark March of the Penguins won an Oscar for best documentary. Luc has continued to make films with wildlife and nature at their heart, including The Fox & the Child and Once Upon A Forest. Luc’s Wild-Touch NGO works to bring people closer to the wonders of nature and preserve earth’s ecosystems.
Learn more about Luc Jacquet’s 2015 Ice & Sky project and film about climate change.
Photo Credit : Wild-Touch