With its admirable mission, heartwarming stories, and personalities from all over the word… it’s time for SACH to hit the silver screen!
‘A Heartbeat Away’ is a story about fate, and an Israeli doctor that decides to lead a life of action and intervention to attempt to change the lives of thousands children suffering from heart disease.
The film follows Dr. Akiva Tamir, the co-founder of SACH as well the organization’s pediatric cardiologist for the past 16 years, who reluctantly takes on the role of God by granting a future to the children he chooses to treat.
For the rest - the majority - their fate is sealed… and grim.
The film follows Dr. Tamir through his responsibilities in the hospital, surrounded by colleagues and patients, to the isolation and confusion he feels when alone in his thoughts. The film peers into the depths of one man’s soul to understand how he routinely copes with decisions that are anything but routine.
The central conflict is of life and death and the tensions between them that showcase the human condition through life’s most dramatic moments of hope and tragedy.
This film is currently in production but here is an exclusive sneak peek at some of the central characters…
Dr. Akiva Tamir, Israel, Head of Pediatric Cardiology, Wolfson Medical Center
Laurencia Simon, Tanzania, Born December 20, 2006. Received surgery August 5, 2011
Emilian Julius Bernard, Tanzania, Born 2006. Received surgery March 25, 2012
Julius and his father, Bernard, are currently in Israel awaiting Julius’ surgery. The two recently visited Jerusalem to see the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Stay tuned for some exclusive footage coming soon! And to stay up to date with all the recent developments, visit the documentary’s Facebook page!
— Emma Hacohen, Assistant Producer
For more information about the film, or to find out about how you can get involved in helping making this film a reality, please contact Emma at email@example.com