Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

CIFF Speaks


Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Wayside Furniture

On this episode of CIFF Speaks, we are joined by OPEN HEARTS co-directors Travis Pollert and Jacob Kostelli. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you subscribe to your favorite podcasts.

Open Hearts

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Open Hearts

In the developing country of Haiti, Dr. Jeff Kempf of Akron Children's Hospital and a team of international doctors revolutionized pediatric cardiac care at St. Damien Pediatric Hospital with the support of charitable partners focused on sustainability and empowerment. Nearly 10% of Haitian children die of largely treatable illnesses before their fifth birthday. With one-third of Haiti’s population under 14 years old, pediatric health improvements are imperative for Haiti's economic, social, and political development. Dr. Kempf guides audiences through a medical mission in Haiti, conducting twelve life-saving heart surgeries while simultaneously training and supporting St. Damien's development of a self-run...

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