Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Girl with 8 Limbs

This Documentary tells the story of Lakshmi Tatma, the girl with eight limbs.
Two-year-old Lakshmi was born with one of the world’s rarest physical abnormalities. Joined at the pelvis to her half-formed conjoined twin.
Lakshmi Tatama is an Indian girl born in 2005 in a village in Araria district, Bihar, having “4 arms and 4 legs.” She was actually a pair of ischiopagus conjoined twins where one twin was headless due to its head atrophying and chest underdeveloping in the womb. The result looked like one child with four arms and four legs.
In her remote Indian village she is revered as a living god. With exclusive access, this film follows Lakshmi’s family on an epic emotional journey from their rural home to a hospital in Bangalore where her parents must decide whether to proceed with potentially life-threatening surgery to remove her extra limbs.

350mb -Running time: 46:52

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