FABIO WUYTACK - TWO HANDS
SCREENING - BLACK BOX
Two Palestinian hands. In Palestine there are only four heart surgeons. Mohammed Tamim is one of them. In 2003 he came to Belgium to specialize in pediatric surgery. The second Intifada has turned Mohammed into a war surgeon. Each day he fights his own battle, trying to achieve his dream. There are times when he works in the operating room for seven days a week. Sometimes he is operating on a boy who was shot in the breast, while another boy is carried in with a similar shot wound. "But I only have two hands", the surgeon says, his voice shaking. In the film these hands symbolise the combat, putting humanity at the centre of a lagging conflict.