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Open Heart

Duration :

40

Summary: Eight young children from Rwanda travel to Sudan for high-risk open-heart surgery in this Oscar(R)-nominated documentary short. In need of surgery caused by rheumatic heart disease, the young patients must leave their families behind for a life-saving journey to Africa's only free, state-of-the-art cardiac hospital. To save their lives, Rwanda's only public cardiologist, Dr. Emmanuel Rusingiza, must team up with the Salem Center's head surgeon, Dr. Gino Strada, as they prepare the children to go under the knife while also fighting to keep the Center funded. (TV14) (AL)

PRODUCER : Kief Davidson,Cori Shepherd Stern,Geralyn Dreyfous

DIRECTOR : Kief Davidson

Genre : Documentary