Title:  Open Heart
Category:  Documentary
Length:  39 Minutes
Filmmaker(s):  Kief Davidson
Year:  2012
Country:  USA, Rwanda, Sudan

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There is only one free state-of-the-art cardiac hospital in Africa: the Salam Center in Sudan. Eight Rwandan children embark on a life or death journey there to receive open-heart surgery. Their heart valves are damaged from rheumatic fever, the result of untreated strep throat. Open Heart reveals the touching and inspiring stories of the children, and those who treat them —Dr. Emmanuel, Rwanda’s lone public cardiologist, and Dr. Gino Strada, the Salam Center’s Head Surgeon and Founder.
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