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Special Event: OPEN HEART

Melnitz Movies

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM (PST)

Los Angeles, CA

Special Event: OPEN HEART

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OPEN HEART

--director Kief Davidson in person, Q&A to follow--

*Nominated for Academy Award, Best Documentary Short Subject*

Presentation format: DCP

 

About the film:

Eight Rwandan children leave their families behind to embark on a life or death journey seeking high-risk heart surgery in Sudan. Their hearts ravaged by a treatable disease from childhood strep throat, the kids have only months to live. Open Heart reveals the intertwined endeavors of Dr. Emmanuel, Rwanda's lone government cardiologist as he fights to save the lives of his young patients and Italian Dr. Gino Strada, the Salam Center’s head surgeon, who must also fight to save his hospital, Africa's only link to life-saving free cardiac surgery for the millions who need it.

Awards/Festivals:

 

 Nomination for Best Documentary Short, Academy Awards 2013

 

Nomination for IDA Awards, 2012

 

Official Selection, IDFA

 

 

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When & Where


James Bridges Theater, UCLA Melnitz 1409
Melnitz Hall, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM (PST)


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● A Graduate Student-run screening series of new sneak previews, LA premieres, and cult
or classic repertory films that runs twice weekly throughout the UCLA academic year. Films are frequently accompanied by special guests, cast or crew, Q&A sessions and more.

● Funded by the Graduate Students Association and ASUCLA Student Interaction Fund.

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