Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mito-Kids/Deaf Perception screening and fundraiser June 24 at Red River Theatres


[From New Hampshire filmmaker Marc Dole...]

On Thursday, June 24th, Red River Theatres in Concord will host a Mito-Kids fundraiser event. We will be screening two Mito-Kids film projects: Mito-Kids: Documenting Life and Deaf Perception. Both films have open captions for the enjoyment of hearing and deaf audiences. There will be a Q&A with the family and filmmakers directly following the screenings, with ASL translation.

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
Time: Two screenings 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Location: Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main Street, Suite L1-1, Concord, NH
Tickets: $10 at the door

Mito-Kids: Documenting Life:
Mito-Kids: Documenting Life is a short documentary about four teenage sisters who have grown up with disabilities that stem from mitochondrial disease, a chronic, genetic disorder that occurs when the mitochondria of the cell fail to function properly. This video family history follows the Dole family as they are diagnosed with a series of diverse medical problems including diabetes, deafness, seizures, fatigue issues, thyroid problems and dementia. Frustrated by the lack of information available, they look for answers, while maintaining a focus on living their lives to the fullest. The short documentary was completed in 2009. The producers have made this film available to existing Mitochondrial awareness initiatives while working on the feature film version.

Deaf Perception:
Deaf 15 year old twin teenage sisters enter a cafe to share coffee and stories from their day. But the hearing patrons around them are captivated by their use of their hands to talk. A group of immature boys makes fun of the sisters, as the sisters discuss how closed minded people can be. But just as they sign this, they themselves see a new sign. Written by Alyssa & Ashley (the deaf and hearing impaired twin sisters themselves).

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to donate, Annies Angels is our 501c3 fiscal sponsor and donations of $50 to $25,000 can be made to their site at anniesangels.net. Please select Britney Dole Mito Kids as your cause.

Tickets are available from the Red River Box Office.

Please continue to visit us on www.mitokids.org. You can also join the Mito-Kids community on Facebook.