A local man kayaked 100 miles in five days to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.

A brunch was held Sunday at a synagogue in Allentown to screen a short film created about the trip.

The film focuses on people involved with the 100- mile journey from Allentown to Philadelphia.

The filmmaker hopes it starts the discussion about organ donation.

"It's not something that people usually talk about but once they open that space to talk about it they find that they usually know somebody or they're surprised to know that they might know somebody who might be impacted by this," said filmmaker Laura Deutch.

Sunday was the first time the film was seen.