The Fort Hayes High School film department will host a film festival Saturday, February 19, entitled “The Morale Dilemma.” Organ donation was chosen as one of the topics students wanted to address in a three minute short film format.
On what appeared to be the coldest day of winter, two Donate Life ambassadors, along with film students from Fort Hayes, braved the harsh winds and sub zero wind chill to shoot the scenes outside. The short film entitled “Waiting” is a documentary that showcases a high school teenager who is waiting for a life-saving transplant; as well as a donor father who shares how his son died tragically and in his death, lives were save through organ donation. The broadcast multimedia students tried to capture the juxtaposition of someone who is in need and someone who gave the ultimate gift of life.
In the U.S. there are currently more than 110,000 people waiting for a life-saving transplant. And sadly, every day 18 men, women, and children die waiting. When we understand one person in their death has the power to save up to eight lives through organ donation, and enhance more than 50 lives through tissue donation, the true moral dilemma is when we do nothing.
The Fort Hayes film festival is Saturday, February 19, from 6-8 pm at the Fort Hayes Performing Arts Building Theater, 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43215. Admission is $5.00. Lifeline of Ohio is grateful to the Fort Hayes students for making organ donation part of their platform for social change through film, and we look forward to attending the festival as well!
-Demia Kandi, community consultantLeave a Comment »