Polio film nominated for Oscar
Shows final stages of eradication effort
A film depicting the challenges in the final stages of polio eradication has been nominated for an Academy Award in the best documentary short subject category. “The Final Inch” chronicles the challenges health organizations and governments face during the final stages of polio eradication. The film follows health workers as they immunize Indian and Pakistani children and takes its title from a quote by Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn about the need to persevere when a goal is ambitious, difficult and very near.