Award winning documentary about Heartland launches online on #GivingTuesday

Modern health care has become a popular cultural punching bag despite the tremendous life-saving service it provides each day. The short documentary “Fill Up. Pour Out.” is turning that tide of negativity by revealing the generous heart that beats inside the medical professionals at Heartland Community Health Center in Lawrence, KS. This inspiring 10 minute documentary has been winning accolades at film festivals around the world, putting an international spotlight on this local community health center, and reminding health care professionals (and the people they serve) they make a life-changing difference in people’s lives.

Producer/Director Marc Havener spent three years on and off working on the film. “I get asked by a lot by nonprofits to make videos,“ says Havener. "Typically, I’m not interested because they want me to interview stakeholders talking about how amazing and important they are. But Heartland said I could look under the hood of their organization and dive into their hearts. That excited me, and I was amazed at what I found.

“It’s rare that I’m given the freedom to make a film about human stories of hope and forgiveness. Even more rare for a project to change me. Normally there’s an agenda to push. In this case, the agenda was generosity.”

In honor of #GivingTuesday, “Fill Up. Pour Out.” is making it’s online premier. Havener hopes the film will rejuvenate the spirits of those working in the health community. WATCH IT HERE. The film will also be shown at Heartland's Fill Up Pour Out fundraising event on Thursday, December 10. More information about that event can be found here.

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