The Footnote Film Project is a journey across the globe to explore and raise awareness of clubfoot – a congenital birth defect that can leave children unable to walk for the rest of their lives – and how it can be treated for a few hundred dollars with just plaster casts and the right training.
Interviewing medical providers, patients, parents, and leading experts across New Zealand, Vietnam, Ghana, Nicaragua, the United States, and Canada, the film tells the story of a non-surgical technique rising from obscurity in Iowa City, Iowa, to becoming the gold standard of treatment for clubfoot.
Unfortunately, the Western world is largely unaware of clubfoot and how great the need is for targeted philanthropy. This film is a labor of love by two college grads – one of whom was born with bilateral clubfoot (with both feet affected) and treated surgically – who fundraised, planned, filmed, and edited everything.
Donate to Miraclefeet and help ensure that no clubfoot is left untreated.
“Ecological Economist & Playwright” Tim Jackson is the 2016 Hillary Laureate for exceptional mid-career Leadership in “Capital for Change”. Jackson, director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity at the University of Surrey (UK), is the Institute’s 7th annual, global Laureate since 2009.
The Hillary Institute’s 8th Annual Hillary Dinner (October 22nd 2015 at The George Hotel in Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand) was another great success, led in person by MIKE BRUNE with support from JEREMY LEGGETT (from London), Prof. PAUL MILLAR (University of Canterbury, NZ) and Kiwi Connect‘s YOSEPH AYELE.
Ed Talk #1 – Mike Brune – “Fighting Climate Change is something we GET to do, not just something we have to do“
Ed Talk #2 – Jeremy Leggett – “Winning the Carbon War”
We’re very grateful to the Friends of the Institute who joined us on the evening:
“… just wanted to say thanks for putting on a great show … very inspiring night great company and amazing speeches. What more can you ask for?”. TJ.
“… thank you again for the invite – really enjoyed myself last night and went away really inspired!”. BW.
““… it was like some crazy High School Reunion … and launching straight back into where we all left off. Such a great group of people. Such fantastic and inspiring speakers too. Thankyou so much for including me. Very, very much appreciated. Now I need to work out where I can fit into this beautiful puzzle”. RM.
“… thanks for a great evening – what an intellectually stimulating and challenging set of speakers you presented us with. I found it inspiring and came away with a sense of the positive that Mike and Jeremy were inculcating All best”. SW.
“Last night I had the privilege of attending the Hillary Institute of International Leadership annual dinner and it left me with a big, bubbling soup of feelings … excitement, inspiration, impatience, anxiety, determination, agitation, awe … there’s probably more. It’s a lot to contain. I feel like I’m on the cusp of being able to step into a more purposeful version of my life”. RJ.
For further information and a copy of our annual report visit the Hillary Institute’s website.