Directed by Henry Roosevelt and executive produced by award-winning filmmakers Liz Garbus, Dan Cogan and Jon Bardin, the documentary Take Care of Maya follows Jack and Beata Kowalski and their experience with the “system” after they bring their 10-year-old daughter to the ER with a rare illness.
The film will world premiere at Tribeca Festival before launching on Netflix with a release date of June 19.
When nine-year-old Maya Kowalski was admitted to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in 2016, nothing could have prepared her or her family for what they were about to go through. As the medical team tried to understand her rare illness, they began to question the basic truths that bound the Kowalskis together. Suddenly, Maya was in state custody – despite two parents who were desperate to bring their daughter home. The story of the Kowalski family – as told in their own words – will change the way you look at children’s healthcare forever.
Directed by Henry Roosevelt (Sixth of June, Native Boy). Produced by Caitlin Keating. Executive Producers: Academy Award®-winner Dan Cogan (Icarus, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, How to Survive a Plague), Academy Award®-nominee Liz Garbus (Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, The Farm: Angola USA, What Happened, Miss Simone?), Jon Bardin (Racing Extinction, Why We Hate), Kate Barry (Britney Vs Spears), Henry Roosevelt, Rylan Soref (Sixth of June). Co-Producers: Ben Roosevelt, Colton Soref.