Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders

Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders

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Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders (aka Médecins Sans Frontières) is a medical aid organization that since 1971 has been sending doctors and nurses all over the world, working in over 60 countries to bring badly needed treatment to people whose lives are threatened by either man-made or natural catastrophes. Working in some of the poorest and most devastated corners of the globe, the men and women of Doctors Without Borders are willing to travel wherever they are needed, remaining nonpartisan when working in a nation at war and providing care for all who need it regardless of religious, political, or national affiliation. Filmmaker Mark Hopkins has created a powerful look at this organization and the people who make it work in the documentary Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders. While a large number of medical professionals volunteer to work with DWB, the Paris-based organization accepts only a small percentage, having learned through experience that the demands of working in the midst of war, natural disaster, or an epidemic is more than many of them are able to deal with. And while the film documents the group's many successes around the world, Hopkins and the healers he profiles are clearly aware of the high stakes they deal with, and that doing the right thing is sometimes an uphill battle with fewer rewards than one might hope. Living in Emergency was an official selection at the 2009 Miami International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2011
UPC: 0720229914734
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: First Run Features
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 54,648

Special Features

ABC new's Elizabeth Vargas moderates a town hall discussion with Sebastian Junger (author of The Perfect Storm & director of Restrepo), Sophie Delaunay (executive director of MSF-USA) and others ; Interview with director Mark Hopkins ; About doctors without borders / MSF

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chris Brasher Participant
Chiara Lepora Participant
Tom Krueger Participant
Davinder Gill Participant

Technical Credits
Mark Hopkins Director
Erika Bertin Executive Producer
Molly Conners Executive Producer
Chris Cooper Co-producer
Chris Cooper Producer
Bruno Coulais Score Composer
Shaana Diya Executive Producer
Geralyn White Dreyfous Executive Producer
Bob Eisenhardt Editor
Naisola Grimwood Producer
Mark Jonathan Harris Executive Producer
Daniel Holton-Roth Producer
Mark Hopkins Producer
Sebastian Ischer Cinematographer,Editor
Sarah E. Johnson Executive Producer
Tracy McKnight Musical Direction/Supervision
Douglas Rossini Editor
Louis Spiegler Co-producer
Christopher Woodrow Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders
1. Opening Credits [5:14]
2. Liberia [15:29]
3. Paris [9:26]
4. Chaos [15:17]
5. Tensions [7:38]
6. Congo [14:49]
7. Unfair [9:24]
8. End Credits [11:12]

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