You probably saw the headlines all over social media about “Batkid” back in 2013. Five-year-old cancer patient, Miles Scott wanted to be a superhero for his wish from the Make A Wish Foundation and San Francisco was turned into Gotham City. What you may not have known is that they filmed the making of the extravaganza for a documentary. Now what made this story famous was how thousands of people came together to contribute to this special day. However, there is some controversy since many feel that Batkid was merely being expoitated and that thousands of other children who are ill have never gotten this kind of treatment.
Batkid Begins focuses on why this particular story became such a phenomenon. The trailer shows how strangers can make a difference in one child’s life and maybe after watching this others will be inspired to help the thousands of other sick children in the world who need an uplifting moment in their life.
If that doesn’t convince you, Batkid Begins was made using funds raised through indie-go-go and as stated on the funding page, “The proceeds of the film will go to the Batkid Fund, which will support San Francisco charities.”