$39.95 AUD

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.

Contains a one-hour feature film plus 15 short films totaling 166 minutes of original content and a 32-page, printed, full-colour Action Toolkit Guide.


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





52 minute documentary feature film in High Definition on single Blu-Ray disc.

52 minute documentary feature film film on DVD.

15 short films of 2-10 minute duration on DVD.

32-page, printed, full-colour Action Toolkit Guide.

Narrated by Mr Stan Grant.

Essential viewing for a general audience, documentary lovers, communities, educators, activists, health professionals and policy-makers.

Rating:    PG - Parental Guidance Recommended (Mild Medical Themes)

Duration:  166 minutes (approx total)

Sound:     Stereo


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