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The Seven-Year-Old Surgeon profiles child prodigy Akrit Jaswal from a remote village at the foothills of the Himalayas. By the age of five, Akrit was reading Shakespeare and by seven had performed his first surgical operation. Now aged twelve, Akrit claims to be on the verge of finding a cure for cancer. This sweet-natured documentary follows Akrit and his mother as they journey to London’s Imperial College to put his remarkable intelligence to the test. What follows is as unexpected as it is moving.