Dr. Aki Tamir is an Israeli senior Pediatric-Cardiologist who leads a medical mission to Tanzania in order to preform heart surguries on children. Out of hundreds of sick kids that travel the country to see Aki, he can chose only a few for a life saving operation.
Things get complex when Aki meets Julius, a charming 6 years old Tanzanian boy, with a slight chance of living.
'A Heartbeat Away' is a riveting human drama, swinging on the pendulum between science and faith, hope and despair, life and death. In its centre, human doctors who have been thrust to the position of gods in the midst of Africa.