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Michael Fasciano's Fundraiser:

"Healing Hearts" Documentary in Rwanda

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Michael Fasciano via Crowdrise
January 10, 2012

Team Heart Rwanda doc fundraiser event on Thursday at Frontrunner Gallery. http://on.fb.me/wwBDih Give on CrowdRise http://bit.ly/xshFLm  See more

BENEFITING: TEAM HEART INCORPORATED

EVENT DATE: Jan 12, 2012

HOURS PLEDGED: 30

Michael Fasciano

THE STORY:

Money raised on this page will go directly to Team Heart Rwanda to fund a documentary film for their next trip to Kigali, Rwanda (Feb 3 - 19).  Funding will be used for travel, equipment, post production and promotional needs that support the documentation of this compelling story.  This film will be used in future fundraising efforts for Team Heart.

To RSVP for the fundraiser event on Jan 12 in NYC:  Click Here

The Story: Team Heart aims to address and prevent rheumatic heart disease in Rwanda. 30% of hospitalizations in Rwanda are related to heart disease. Team Heart’s strategy is to presently operate on patients with the after effects of untreated strep throat, which are mainly defective valves. To address the root cause, teams have also been deployed to determine the prevalence of strep throat in school age children and administer penicillin as necessary. Long term, Team Heart is establishing a cardiac center to serve East Africa. Rwandan doctors and nurses will take over the work in the coming years.

The Project: 3-5 documentary short films that showcase Team Heart’s doctors, nurses, staff, and patients, during the next trip to Kigali, Rwanda (Feb 3 – 19). Interviews will include (but not limit) the following themes: sustainability of the mission, lessons from Africa, and empowerment of Rwandans. In addition, Michael Fasciano will lead a photography workshop with former Team Heart patients. Photography from the sessions will be displayed at Frontrunner Gallery in TriBeCa, NYC for an additional Team Heart Fundraiser.

The Director: Michael Fasciano is an independent producer and communications strategist based in New York City. Michael started his career with the United Nations Development Program as a documentary filmmaker in Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Links:
 -7 minute overview of Team Heart, by Michael Fasciano:  Click Here 
 -Sample of Michael’s past work in Rwanda:  Click Here

Team Heart Kickstarter Event:

When: Thursday, January 12, 7pm
Where: Frontrunner Gallery, 59 Franklin St, TriBeca, NYC
RSVP: Click Here

Incentives to Give:

 

$10:  GOOD KARMA!  (And a big thank you.)  You’ll get a shout out on this Kickstarter page for the entire world to see.

$20:  YOU’RE AN INSIDER!  Receive email updates and an exclusive invite to the world premiere of videos and photos from the trip and patient media workshop.

$35:  BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!  I’ll send you a set of digital stills from Rwanda or your personal use + all of the above

$50:  A BATCH GLUTEN FREE COOKIES baked by Courtney! + all of the above

$75:  BE ON THE BIG SCREEN!  You’ll receive a credit at the end of the films + all of the above

$100:  WATCH THE DVD AGAIN & AGAIN!  Get a DVD personally signed by the filmmaker + all of the above

$150:  SIGNED, NUMBERED, LIMITED-EDITION PRINT taken in Rwanda (choices will be made available before delivery) + all of the above

$200:  HANDCRAFT from Rwanda (post cards, knits, etc. - Pending passage through US Customs…) + all of the above

$250:  HAND-WOVEN BASKET from Rwanda (pending Customs) + all of the above

$300:  BE A PART OF THE MAGIC!  You’ll be placed on the Production Advisory Committee (PAC) + all of the above

$750:  WEEKEND TUTORIAL covering video production and editing

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,346

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lauren Blute

     

  • Barbara Weinblatt

    $100

  • Justin Berkowitz

     

  • Faris

    $100

  • Joe, Jayne, Lauren, Erica & Andrew Blute

    $100

  • esther and joey

    $20

  • Hillary & Jason

     

  • Eli

     

  • Steph King

     

  • Xiao Hui Chin

    $20

  • Marcus Cohlan

    $10

  • Matt Musick

    $25

  • Suds

    $50

  • Taylor Davidson

     

  • Kim

    $100

  • Lindsay

    $50

  • rosie siman

    $50

  • Jessica Mullin

    $25

  • Marg and zach

     

  • Mitali Shah

     

  • Andrew Snyder

     

  • JP

     

  • Carlie

     

  • Matt Singer

    $50

  • Corey

     

  • Sarah Kauffman

     

  • Ollie and Zach

    $35

  • Caroline Tseng

    $20

  • Jim and Dana

    $100

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90% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,346 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Jim and Dana

Jim and Dana

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Caroline Tseng

Caroline Tseng

DONATION: $20

You rawk Fas. Very excited to see this footage! 6 years ago

Ollie and Zach

Ollie and Zach

DONATION: $35

6 years ago

Sarah Kauffman

Sarah Kauffman

6 years ago

Corey

Corey

Godspeed 6 years ago

Matt Singer

Matt Singer

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Carlie

Carlie

6 years ago

JP

JP

Mike, I had a great time at the event and you were very inspiring. I was also greatly moved by your passion for the cause and more importantly the people of Rwanda. I wish you the best on your upcoming trip and can't wait to see the new film. 6 years ago

Andrew Snyder

Andrew Snyder

6 years ago

Mitali Shah

Mitali Shah

good luck. make it happen. 6 years ago