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Take Heart: Darwin Premiere

17 March 2016 08:30am - 17 March 2016 10:00am Darwin, NT, Australia Add to calendar
Trenton, from Wurrimiyanga, Australia, is living with RHD and features in Take Heart
Take Heart / Moonshine Movies

Take Heart is a global communications project designed to make the largely invisible issue of Rheumatic Heart Disease visible to those who have the greatest hand in its prevention: at-risk communities, young people on secondary prophylaxis, health workers, policy makers and the general public. The episodic series looks at the story of RHD in four regions: Australasia, Africa/ Middle East, Asia / Pacific and Latin America. Filming has already taken place in Australasia and Africa.

Please RSVP ASAP to guarantee your seats.  Space is limited for this event and tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Book now to avoid disappointment.

19:30pm  Feature film screening
21:00pm  End of event.

BCC Cinemas Darwin - 76 Mitchell Street Darwin, NT 0800 AU

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 lifts the lid on this life-threatening disease that is 100% preventable. 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 classified as among the most wealthy and equal societies in the world, this epidemic highlights the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australasians. 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.

Narrated by Logie & Walkley Award Winner, Mr Stan Grant.

Recipient of 9 Global Independent Film Awards including Gold Medal for Best Featurette and an Impact Docs Award (2016).

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