Extending The Expiration Date

This documentary is about two extraordinary women my mother (Late. Marium Soren) & my mother-in-law (Late. Linda Østergaard Boye) that passed away relatively young due to life-style related non-communicable disease and how their death aspired me to use my background knowledge of a health scientist to become a health activist.

  • Reena Murmu Nielsen
  • Reena Murmu Nielsen
  • Reena Murmu Nielsen
  • Thomas Østergaard Nielsen
  • Reena Murmu Nielsen
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Reena Murmu Nielsen"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 26, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    100 EUR
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  • Health for All Film Festival
    May 18, 2020
    73rd World Health Assembly
    Category 1: Video reports
Director Biography - Reena Murmu Nielsen

My name is Dr. Reena Murmu Nielsen. I come from an ethnic minority tribe known as the "Santhals" that are the largest indigenous tribe in India. Most people from the tribe are poorly educated, live in rural and urban areas and, lack total health awareness. I was lucky to have had the opportunity to be a neuroscientist in Europe for more than a decade. After I lost my mom to a stroke (which was caused by chronic high blood pressure), I realized how so many people from my state (even my country) were dying early from lifestyle-related disorders mostly due to lack of health awareness or lack of information. I felt that there was a need for someone like me (health scientist) to step up and take action. After my mom-in-law also passed away last year, I took my camera & started making health films and videos to create public health awareness.

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Director Statement

Every human being will leave this earth since all of us have an expiration date. That date, however, is not set and there are ways that we can extend it. By creating health awareness, I want to help people extend their expiration date & enjoy the only life we have in good health.