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Netflix acquires Hope Frozen doc

August 19, 2020

Netflix has announced that Hope Frozen: A Quest To Live Twice, an award-winning documentary feature from Thailand directed by journalist-filmmaker Pailin Wedel, will be available on its service starting September 15th.

This documentary takes the audience on a heart-rending journey with Thai Buddhist parents who decide to have Einz, their two-year-old daughter cryonically frozen on the day she passed away from brain cancer. Einz becomes the world’s youngest person to undergo cryo-preservation.

“It’s been an emotional journey to cover Einz’s family on their biggest decision and dedication for their daughter. Witnessing the pivotal moments that the family went through was a privilege and a mind-expanding experience. Their story has led me to ask fundamental questions about life, faith, and love. It has touched me in so many ways. I’m so thrilled to share this experience with worldwide viewers on Netflix,” said Pailin Wedel, Director and Producer.

“We are delighted to welcome Hope Frozen to our growing slate of award-winning documentaries on Netflix. What makes this announcement extra special, is that the story comes from Thailand, and authentically crafted by Pailin and her team of talented Thai producers. We fully support Pailin’s vision with the creative freedom to express this unique story of unconditional love, which resonates universally,” said Adam Del Deo, Vice President of Original Documentary Features.

Hope Frozen directed by Pailin Wedel has been recognised with numerous international awards. Her documentary won Best International Feature Documentary at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2019. At San Antonio Independent Film Festival 2020, Pailin won Best Documentary Feature for her documentary from more than 900 films that were presented.

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