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Partners of the Heart - DVD MOD (Manufactured-On-Demand)


Nationally acclaimed Partners of the Heart, has become a must see documentary. The film aired on PBS American Experience in February 2003 and 2005. It remains on exhibition at various film festivals across the country. Winner of the 2004 Erik Barnouw award, this film tells the inspirational story of the 34-year partnership between Dr. Alfred Blalock, a white surgeon with uncommon vision, and Vivien Thomas, a black lab technician with the hands of a craftsman. At the height of segregation, Blalock and Thomas pioneered a heart surgery that saved the lives of thousands of children, called blue babies. With no more than a high school education, Thomas went on to train a generation of heart surgeons, many of whom are still operating today. The Partners of the Heart film, outreach program, website, DVD, and interactive TV enhancements were funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and GlaxoSmithKline.

The DVD for Partners of the Heart is currently out of print. However, this classic documentary can be purchased on a made-to-order DVD-R via our Manufacturing-on-Demand (MOD) service. For more questions about MODs, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].