"The Heart of Jenin” is open heart surgery on the afflicted hearts of those involved in the general conflict. The delicate balance between heartrending sadness and black despair is deeply moving, yet the story reveals a beacon of hope in an otherwise apparently hopeless time."
In 2005, Ismael’s 11 year old son Ahmed was shot down by the Israeli army. Despite his grief, Ismael decides to donate his son’s organs to Israeli children thus saving their lives. One and a half years after his decision, Ismael travels through Israel to meet the children he has helped and their families. It is a journey through a territory marked by prejudice.