India Buxton Taylor was a perfectly healthy little girl. She climbed trees, went to gymnastics camp … but then she started falling down.
India was 15-years-old before doctors were finally able to figure out what was wrong with her: a rare neurodegenerative disease called SMA-PME (smooth muscle atrophy with progressive myoclonic epilepsy). India was diagnosed in January 2013 and she died in October of that year.
“When she died I just couldn’t face the idea of putting my daughter in the ground,” says Lesley Buxton. “That’s not where she belonged. She was a mover and a shaker and a traveller and I wanted to take her to all those places.”
The place India wanted to go more than anywhere else in the world was Japan.
Determined to get their daughter to the country she loved, even after death, her parents Mark Taylor and Lesley Buxton decided to take India’s ashes there.
This documentary recreates the pilgrimage India’s parents made to Japan to honour their daughter’s memory.