Art for Social Change
Documentary • Television • Film • Podcasts • Stories
At Maitri River Productions, we produce art that illuminates, educates, models and influences positive social change.
In Pre-Production. Intertwining leading activists’ commentary, stories of living kidney donors and kidney patients, and an intuitive look at what leads a person to donate a kidney to a stranger, Abundant asks the question, “Do we have what it takes to become abundant toward living kidney donation?” Learn more.
CrowdSource for Life
CrowdSource for Life
“I knew, in that moment, that I would give my kidney to a stranger. It’s as if I’d been struck by lightning.” That’s how National Kidney Donation Organization founder Ned Brooks described the first steps on his journey to becoming a non-directed kidney donor in his 2017 TEDxNatick talk. A moment of clarity. A sudden profound realization. A lightning strike!
Presented in conjunction with the National Kidney Donation Organization, Maitri River Productions is staging a unique TED-style storytelling show for an in-depth, first-hand exploration of what causes that “lightning strike” moment and what happens afterward.
Our exhaustive national casting search in 2020 has brought together a group of 17 living kidney donors to tell 16 amazing stories about giving the most profound gift possible. Our cast includes 16 non-directed kidney donors and two double donors who have also made living liver donations. Multi-cultural and multi-generational, the CrowdSource for Life cast speaks to all layers of our society in their own voices about the experience of giving life through living kidney donation.
CrowdSource For Life: Storytellers will be staged in a large theatrical venue and recorded for television. Recorded with six (6) cameras for television and use in our docuseries Abundant, this event will be the first-ever mainstream audience program focused exclusively on the stories of non-directed kidney donors.
Are you ready to tell your story?
We chose 17 stories for CrowdSource for Life. Are you next?
We’ve put first person storytelling at the heart of our kidney donation media projects. It’s real, it’s personal and it’s inspiring. We are continually seeking stories for Abundant, Donor Diaries and future CrowdSource for Life shows that tell the stories related to living organ donation. If you are a living kidney or liver donor, a non-directed organ donor, a kidney patient or a kidney transplant recipient, we want to hear from you. Please find out how to send your story to us at the Tell Us Your Story button.
Maitri River Productions
The Maitri River Method
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• Empowers the artist(s) with creative control
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