Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Girl with Eight Limbs

Sunday, June 22, at 9:00 PM ET/PT (World Premiere) on the National Geographic Channel

Her name is Lakshmi — born in one of India’s most remote villages. And at 2 years old, she became a global sensation. To some, she was the Hindu goddess of wealth and fortune incarnate; but to doctors, she was a toddler with a rare physical abnormality that could prove fatal. Now, from behind the media glare, NGC tells Lakshmi’s incredible story with exclusive access to her family, her doctor and their controversial decision to attempt a medical procedure never before performed in India. Narrated by Emmy award-winning actress Sela Ward, the documentary includes heartfelt interviews with Lakshmi’s parents before, during and after the surgery, and candid discussions with her doctor. The show also uses CGI and Lakshmi’s X-rays to illustrate the remarkable medical case and the operation. (Narrated by Sela Ward)