The Operation that changed the world

A 60 minute-film, shot in 4k, including never-before-seen archive footage. Daughter of Dr. Marius Barnard, Naudene Leisegang, has travelled to the hometown of the Barnard brothers to illustrate the defining moments of their upbringing, tracked down the surviving members of the operating team and family to bring to life the story of the Operation that Changed the World. Using exclusive interviews and archive footage, this film pays homage to the Barnard Brothers and those involved in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant, and the influence they had on the future of medicine.

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