Delivering Hope

'Delivering Hope' is a short documentary produced by Alpheus Media for LIVESTRONG which captures the personal stories of three cancer survivors from different corners of the world — Jordan, Rwanda, and Mexico — and reveals that even in a place with fewer resources, cancer care is possible. The film premiered in New York City at Gracie Mansion, the official residence of Mayor Bloomberg, during a landmark United Nations General Assembly Summit that focused on non-communicable diseases like cancer. Over the course of several days, 'Delivering Hope' was screened at Columbia University and at other events in New York to help drive home the truth about cancer in developing countries. For the first time, the United Nations made the declaration that non-communicable diseases are a grave socio-economic and development challenge, and pledged to work together to fight these diseases and reduce the risk factors that cause them.

We'd like to thank the individuals and organizations in each country that allowed us access to capture the stories of their patients, including: Instituto Jalisciense de Cancerologia, Jalisco Ministry of Health, Kigali University Teaching Hospital, King Hussein Cancer Center, King Hussein Cancer Foundation, Mexican Ministry of Health, Partners in Health, Rwinkwavu Hospital, Rwandan Ministry of Health, and Tomatelo A Pecho.

Filming in each country would have been impossible without our amazing fixers - Ayuub, Paola, and Gabbah.

We'd especially like to thank Francine, Abdel Nasser, and Hermila for sharing their stories with us.


Directed by Mat Hames

Produced by Anne Nagelkirk

Executive Producer: Beth Hames

Director of Photography: Wilson Waggoner

Editor: Sandra Guardado

Additional Editing and Color: Ginny Patrick

Titles: Erik Lauritzen

Post Production Supervisor: Melinda Bonifay

Kigali Fixer/ Translator: Ayuub Kasasa

Guadalajara Fixer/ Translator: Paola Villanueva

Amman Fixer/ Translator: Mohammed 'Gabbah' Nawafleh