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Blue Horizon Charitable Foundation raises awareness about HIV-infected children during Cannes Film Festival


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June 1, 2015NEW YORKThe international Film Festival in Cannes is one of the most renowned and prestigious film festivals in the world. Launched in 1946, the Cannes Festival is now held each year in May at the Code d’Azur.

During this year’s 68th International Film Festival in Cannes, the Diplomatic Council (DC) and Blue Horizon Charitable Foundation (BHCF) organized an exclusive event at the Villa Horizon Bleu.

It is the Diplomatic Council’s view that cinematic art plays an important role in promoting international understanding. Movies can make a contribution because they introduce different cultures and show different ways of thinking and acting thus broadening people’s horizons.

Actor Lambert Wilson, host of  this year’s award ceremony, said: “The world is written in an incomprehensible language, but cinema helps us translate it universally. Without the guiding light, everyone would be stuck in the dark of the night.“

Dr. Brian Mehling’s film production company, Industrial Motion Pictures (IMP), showed Robert Corna’s latest movie, A Smile For Bow, on Tuesday, May 19th at Palais D at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.

The sequel to Tiny Tears, entitled A Smile for Bow, is the continuing story of Bow, a little girl from Thailand, who was abandoned at birth. She has HIV and was born with disfiguring fetal alcohol syndrome. The film crew followed Bow when she was offered a chance to come to the U.S. for reconstructive facial surgeries. After several surgeries, she can now smile again. This film was directed by Robert Corna and produced by Brian Mehling, M.D. and Eddie Amarante. The film was completed in 2014.