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DVD for SALE:

The American Heart DVD is now available! To purchase your own copy, visit our sister site, the Medicine Box Project.

DVD Release

 

LOOKING FOR THE DISCUSSION GUIDE?

You'll find a Discussion Guide and lots of other American Heart resources downloadable for free at our partner website.



TPT BROADCAST FOLLOW-UP:

Thanks to everybody who tuned in to our broadcasts on Twin Cities Public Television. Did you see American Heart? Would you like to share a comment or weigh in on some of the issues confronted in the documentary? Submit a comment here, and we'll try to include it on our soon-to-be-launched discussion page.



TAKING THE SHOW ON THE ROAD!

If you'd like to host a screening of American Heart at your school, residency program, conference or event, please click here.



WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER HERE:



ARCHIVE: FEBRUARY SCREENING NEWS:

MINNEAPOLIS (FEB 18)...... We're honored to accept the invitation to show American Heart as part of the Public Health Film Series, organized by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The folks at the U of M SPH and the many co-sponsors have put together a wonderful event including a reception and a post-screening discussion with great panelists. This may be your last chance to see American Heart on the big screen in the Twin Cities. We've had such a great run of terrific screenings in front of hometown crowds, and this is the last one on the schedule. (But, never say never, right?) The event will take place 6-9 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Coffman Memorial Union Theater on the U of M campus. Full details about the event here.

 

ARCHIVE: OCTOBER SCREENING NEWS:

October was a big month for American Heart, with two high-profile screenings in the books. On October 10, American Heart screened at Macalester College in St. Paul as part of their 20th Annual International Roundtable. This year's Roundtable was titled "Global Health: Promoting Equity Within and Across Borders," so American Heart was a natural fit! Director Chris Newberry was on hand to introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion which included some of the healthcare providers featured in the film. More details here.

We're also happy to announce our Seattle premiere at the Social Justice Film Festival. American Heart played on Saturday, October 12 at the Market Theater (at the iconic Pike Place Market in the heart of Seattle) -- paired with the short documentary Beyond Burkas and Bombers. Info here.


OTHER DVDs AVAILABLE:

Now on sale at our sister website is our Medicine Box series of short documentaries, used for training at top programs throughout North America. If you'd like to get on the pre-order waiting list for the American Heart DVD, please click here.


STOP THE PRESSES!

Thanks to everybody who came out to our screenings in Minneapolis and Rochester. We received some tremendous feedback, and perhaps most exciting of all, American Heart was awarded the MN-Made Audience Choice Award at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.

Check back for more news coming soon, but in the meantime, here are a couple of links to the great press we received leading up to and following our premiere:

Film illustrates health care through refugees' eyes on Minnesota Public Radio

The Human Heart on Robin Lackner's blog


ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS ADDED:

By popular demand, American Heart returned to St. Anthony Main in Minneapolis as part of "Best of Fest" week at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. Also that week, two screenings in Rochester, MN: Monday, April 29 at 7:20pm and Thursday, May 2 at 1:00pm. More info here.


"AMERICAN HEART" LAUNCHED IN MINNEAPOLIS WITH A SOLD-OUT SCREENING!

Despite an unfathomably heavy April snowstorm, we enjoyed a successful debut of "American Heart" in front of a great crowd. In attendance were many of the persons in the film: patients, healthcare providers, family and friends. Thanks to the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, and thanks to everyone who attended. And for those who were unable to be there, check back here or sign up for our mailing list.to learn about future screenings!

MSPIFF covered in snow

JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Did you see American Heart ? Would you like to share a comment or weigh in on some of the issues confronted in the documentary? Submit a comment here, and we'll try to include it on our soon-to-be-launched discussion page.


ABOUT THE FILM:

American Heart” was unveiled as a part of the 2013 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival on Thursday, April 18 at the official festival venue, St. Anthony Main Theatre.

Seven years in the making, American Heart takes viewers on an intimate journey into the lives of three refugees who now call Minnesota home. All of them confront life-threatening health emergencies throughout the course of the film, and their trajectories prove surprising even to their doctors. At the center of it all is a remarkable health clinic, tucked away in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of St. Paul. The HealthPartners Center for International Health serves a diverse population of refugees and immigrants from around the world. American Heart is directed by Minneapolis filmmaker Chris Newberry, edited by St. Paul’s Bill Kersey, and executive-produced by Melody Gilbert.

If you were unable to make it to the Spring 2013 screenings and would like to stay informed about other viewing opportunities as well as our forthcoming DVD release, get on our mailing list.


 

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"American Heart"
feature-length documentary
copyright Free Country Media
2014