Born with cleft lips in one of the poorest regions of rural India, five-year-old Pinki and 11-year-old Ghutaru are ostracized and ridiculed for their condition. While surgery to correct the defect is routine in the U.S., it is a distant dream for them and their families – until they meet Pankaj, a social worker for the G.S. Memorial Plastic Surgery Hospital, who travels from village to village to find children with cleft lips and palates. Directed by Megan Mylan, the uplifting Oscar®-winning documentary SMILE PINKI follows its two wide-eyed protagonists on a journey from isolation to acceptance when it debuts WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 (7:00-7:45 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
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