$300.00 AUD

Join the movement to put Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) in the history books and host a virtual or live screening of Take Heart for your community or network. 

You can use these screening events to raise funds for your organisation, engage your network and advocate for the end of RHD in Australia.

The film provides a powerful centrepiece to National Close the Gap Day events, NAIDOC Week events, RAP workshops, Grand Rounds, Formal Education and more.

If Take Heart: Deadly Heart can reach the right audiences and create the change needed, an estimated 6000 first nations Australian children will avoid contracting this preventable but potentially life-threatening illness. 

Be part of this remarkable story! Host a virtual or screening of Take Heart. 

Please, note, the film is free for all remote community organisations, registered not-for-profit organisations, project sponsors and Aboriginal-controlled organisations. If this sounds like you please email events@moonshine.agency to access the film.

For all other groups, please purchase an event license here to support the sustainable ongoing release of this important film.


What disease starts with a sore throat, or infected skin sores in children, and if left untreated can advance to open heart surgery, permanent disability, stroke and premature death?
Rheumatic Heart Disease, or RHD,  is a largely invisible disease that threatens the lives of over 30 million children and young people around the world.

Take Heart: The Quest to Rid Australasia of Rheumatic Heart Disease lifts the lid on this life-threatening disease that is 100% preventable.

Narrated by Logie & Walkley Award Winner, Mr Stan Grant, this powerful and provocative film is the first in a global series that focuses on Australasia - Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The first peoples of this region - Indigenous Australians, New Zealand Māoris and Pacific Islanders - have among the highest rates of Rheumatic Heart Disease in the world.

While Australia and New Zealand are ranked top 2 and 7 on the UN’s Human Development Index, this epidemic highlights the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Take Heart provides a first hand account that explores how we can close this gap and prevent more children being struck down by this completely preventable disease.


Winner of 9 Global Independent Film Awards including Gold Medal for Best Featurette.

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