a FILM BY VALENTINA FEDONOS
a FILM BY VALENTINA FEDONOS
"Above all is one's health. Often we just say that. But above all is one's health"Effie Streppa
When his son dies from leukaemia, Michael Karaiskakis donates the money he raised for his son's treatment to create the first Bone Marrow Registry in Cyprus. The "HLA" feature length documentary follows the cases Karaiskakio Foundation is involved in while exploring the story of Karaiskaki's family.
“HLA” is currently in the production stage. I started filming early January 2016. At the moment part 1 of the documentary is almost completed.
If everything goes as planned by June a rough cut will be ready and any additional filming needed, will be scheduled.
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London-based director with a main focus in trying to better the world through filmmaking. In my films I am exploring the theme of identity, migration, belonging and equality. Should you wish to find out more please feel free to have a look at my personal website here
Karaiskakio Foundation is a non – profit organization established with the sole purpose of organizing a volunteer Bone Marrow Donor Registry. Today, by setting a dynamic vision “for a world without leukemia”, it combines volunteering and specialized scientific support, in order to serve the needs of patients with haematological malignancies both effectively and efficiently.
Should you wish to find out more – or even better become a donor – please visit Karaiskakio Foundation site by clicking on the button below
When I decided I wanted to do this film the idea was to raise awareness about leukemia as the percentage of new cases drastically increases and Bone Marrow Registries around the world need new volunteer donors to register, in order to treat new patients. What works against that is the lack of information or even worse the misinformation about the procedures of actually becoming a donor.
“HLA” will shed light and inform by following real cases and real people.
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