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Open Heart

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J K Cheung/Claire Fowler

Synopsis

Four years ago Iham and Jihad lost their third child on the operating table. Now their nine-month-old son Jamal's life is threatened by congenital heart disease, for which no affordable treatment is available. With the aid of the charity The Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF), a British surgeon's arrival in Palestine offers hope for the future. But first the Samara family must travel from their home in the West Bank and through Israeli checkpoints to Makassed hospital in Jerusalem, before the real journey can even begin.

An emotional journey that highlights the plight of the struggling Palestinian health care system under occupation, from the perspective of doctor, patient and humanitarian organisation.

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
22 mins
Format
HDV
Director
Claire Fowler
Producer
Claire Fowler, Arts Council England
Co-Producer
Claire Fowler, Arts Council England
Editor
Ashley Tendick
Director of Photography
J K Cheung
Sound
Claire Fowler, J K Cheung
Music
Slah Manaa Ensemble

Production Company

March Films

http://www.clairefowler.com

Sales
Company

Big Film Shorts
100 S. Sunrise Way #289
Palm Springs
CA 92262
USA

T +1 760 219 6269

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