WATCH: Two Blind Sisters see for the first time

Two blind sisters have undergone a miraculous procedure which has resulted in the restoration of their sight.

The process has been documented as part of a National Geographic short film focus.

The film was posted on the National Geographic website today and stands as a testament to the wonders of modern medicine.

Sonia and Anita, two sisters living in India, have been blind since birth, but a simple eye operation makes it possible for them to see their mom for the first time. The nonprofit organization 20/20/20 provides free operations to these sisters–as well as thousands of other people in developing countries. These procedures empower people in impoverished communities to create better futures. In this short film, Blue Chalk Media shares the sisters’ poignant story and captures their initial experiences after the bandages come off.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic’s editors. We look for pieces that emphasize National Geographic’s mission of inspiring people to care about the planet. The filmmakers themselves created the content presented here. The opinions expressed are those of the filmmakers, and not those of the National Geographic Society.


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Find out about the charity 20/20/20

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