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In the war-zones of Liberia and Congo, four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions.

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In the war-zones of Liberia and Congo, four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions. With different levels of experience, each volunteer must find their own way to face the challenges, the tough choices, and the limits of their idealism. "Living in Emergency" is a window into the seldom portrayed and less-than glamorous side of humanitarian aid work. It explores a world that is challenging, complex, and fraught with dilemmas - the struggles, both internal and external, that aid workers face when working in war zones and other difficult contexts. Written by Red Floor Pictures

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Higher Stakes. Tougher Choices. Medicine like you've never seen it.

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Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders Live  »

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In the film one of the actors, Dr. Chris Brasher, makes a comment about a global agency's 'meetings' about future development, as opposed to the immediate and direct action that MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres) takes. When questioned at the 2009 Berlin Babylon Film Festival on 4th December 2009, director Mark Hopkins said his brother works for that agency and he checked with him whether it was acceptable before including it in the final edit. See more »

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Intense look into an intense world I'd not seen before
9 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw Living in Emergency at Cinequest. While I'd always heard about Doctors Without Borders, I didn't have a very good understanding of what they did. After seeing this movie, the best way I can describe these people is that they are like mercenaries for good--really bad-ass doctors/people who go into the world's most dangerous war zones to provide medical care where there otherwise would be none. The documentary footage of war and its effects on innocents in Liberia and Congo is very intense and sometimes hard to watch. It's against this background that the stories of these doctors play out. They are fascinating to watch. If you have the chance to see this film, I highly recommend doing so.


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