Movie Presentation: 'Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders ’

Location: 
Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall
Date: 
March 22, 2011 9:30pm

Associated with the week of climate : CHANGE events, ‘Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors without Borders' will be shown.  It is part of a festival of films dealing with social and environmental issues.  All films were produced by University Trustee Sarah Johnson Redlich.

From the ‘Living in Emergency' website:

"For the first time ever, MSF gave a documentary crew uncensored access to its field operations. Set in war-torn Congo and post-conflict Liberia, "Living in Emergency" interweaves the stories of four doctors as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions. Two volunteers are new recruits: a 26-year-old Australian doctor stranded in a remote bush clinic and an American surgeon from Tennessee trying to cope under the load of emergency cases in a shattered capital city.

Two others are experienced field hands: a dynamic head of mission, valiantly trying to keep morale high and tensions under control, and an exhausted veteran, who has seen too much horror and wants out. Amid the chaos, each doctor must find their own way to face the challenges of the work, the tough choices, and the limits of their idealism."

See the full schedule of events for the week or print a PDF copy of the schedule.

The event is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.