A HEARTBEAT AWAY

A Heartbeat away
Saturday, November 2, 2018 7:45 PM Unticketed Event “First Fridays” at Temple Beth Shalom. For more information, visit
Q&A following the film with Rabbi Freedman. Temple Beth Shalom

Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) is an Israeli-based international humanitarian project providing lifesaving heart surgery and follow-up care for children from developing countries regardless of nationality, religion, color, gender or financial status. 

FILM DETAILS
Title: A HEARTBEAT AWAY
Running: 54 min.
Director: Tal Barda, Noam Pinchas
Genre: Documentary
Language: Hebrew | Swahill (with subtitles)
Country: Israel
Year: 2015
Program: Following the film with speaker from
“Save A Child’s Heart” (SACH)
save a child's heart
Synopsis
Dr. Akiva Tamir, an Israeli pediatric cardiologist, leads a medical mission to Tanzania to perform heart surgeries on children. Out of hundreds of sick kids the team reviews, they can select only a few for lifesaving operations. When Tamir meets Julius, a charming six-year-old boy with only a slight chance of survival, he is forced to decide whether or not to operate. Dr. Tamir and his team take the viewer on an emotional rollercoaster as they deal with the most serious question of which of these potentially terminally ill children they should treat. This riveting human drama oscillates between science and faith, hope and despair, life and death. In its center are doctors who have been thrust into the position of gods.
Community partners: Temple Beth Shalom, Hadassah Austin Chapter.
This film is being shown conjunction with Lila Bilbe’s Bat Mitzvah Project, more information at Lila Bat Mitzvah Project
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