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Oscar-Nominated Film Traces Journey of Ailing African Youngstersi
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February 15, 2013 5:22 AM
The film "Open Heart" is about eight children with rheumatic heart disease who travel from Rwanda to Sudan for life-saving heart surgery. The short documentary has been nominated for an Academy Award. And as VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports, filmmaker Kief Davidson hopes it will spread awareness about a widespread health problem in Africa.

Oscar-Nominated Film Traces Journey of Ailing African Youngsters

Published February 15, 2013

The film "Open Heart" is about eight children with rheumatic heart disease who travel from Rwanda to Sudan for life-saving heart surgery. The short documentary has been nominated for an Academy Award. And as VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports, filmmaker Kief Davidson hopes it will spread awareness about a widespread health problem in Africa.


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