Saving Nur
2016
Documentary
70 min

Director/Producer: Nili Tal

Saving Nur is a story of co–operation between sides of a conflict that are often portrayed as being implacably opposed. Two Gaza parents, Ibrahim and Maha, fight for the life of their daughter, nine year old Nur, who has a genetic disease. At Rambam hospital the head nurse at the Pediatric Dialysis unit, cares for Nur as is she were her own daughter. But her parents realise that the standard of treatment in Gaza is not specialised enough; they put in motion the huge administrative and logistic procedures to travel to Israel’s Schneider Pediatric hospital to Dr Michael Gurevich, the only surgeon to perform liver transplants in Israel. Throughout the production, everyone involved – the parents, the doctors, groups of volunteers – are united in their common cause – the wish for a young girl to live a healthy life.

Viewer advice: recommended for all ages