Lady Ganga: Nilza’s Story is a free 18-minute short film about how two women’s lives — a world apart — intersected because of HPV. Nilza is a mother who lives in the mountains of India. Michele Frazier Baldwin was a mother of three from the U.S. who died as a result of cervical cancer. When Nilza’s village was shown a short version of Michelle’s story, Nilza and most of the women in her village took advantage of medical screenings offered the next day. During her screening, a precancerous lesion was discovered, and Nilza underwent a life-altering procedure to remove it immediately. Nilza’s doctor said the procedure effectively saved Nilza from developing cervical cancer.
The film will be available in different languages in the coming weeks and months. Lady Ganga: Nilza’s Story was made by Lumiere Media, the same group that produced Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic, an 80-minute documentary about how the lives of five women in the U.S. were affected by HPV.