TAKE HEART - DVD
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.
TAKE HEART - DVD
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)