POSTED BY: mark monroe
CREATED: Monday, November 11, 2013
Open Heart is a touching documentary that chronicles the journey of eight Rwandan children who travel to the Salam Center in Sudan to receive cardiac surgery. A class screening of the film may supplement a social studies, global studies, or human biology curriculum. Taught in conjunction with this guide, Open Heart will challenge students to think critically about health care as a human right and to consider their own medical histories within the context of global and economic inequality. Discussion questions and supplementary materials facilitate further research into related topics such as the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in international healthcare and the experiences of children who are hospitalized for major operations.