Michael Fasciano via Crowdrise
January 10, 2012
BENEFITING: TEAM HEART INCORPORATED
EVENT DATE: Jan 12, 2012
HOURS PLEDGED: 30
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.
-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