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The Heart Of Cape Town

Releasing 2022

Genre: Documentary

Writer: Shane Vermooten

Director: Shane Vermooten

DOP: Freddie Reed

Editor: Chris Van Der Burgh 

Producer: Bianca Vermooten

Production Company: Optical Films


One man, Prof Christiaan Barnard, was courageous enough to transplant the first heart and change the future of heart surgery forever. The Heart of Cape Town explores how his legacy is remembered from preserving the rooms where the operation happened, to hearing stories of recent recipients and the new life that they have been given from this life-saving surgery.

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