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Living in Emergency -- In the war-zones of Liberia and Congo, four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions.
Living in Emergency -- Clip: It's hard to swallow


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14 December 2009 (USA) See more »
Higher Stakes. Tougher Choices. Medicine like you've never seen it.
In the war-zones of Liberia and Congo, four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Intense look into an intense world I'd not seen before See more (4 total) »


Davinder Gill ... Himself
Chris Brasher ... Himself
Tom Krueger ... Himself
Chiara Lepora ... Herself

Directed by
Mark N. Hopkins 
Produced by
Diana Barrett .... co-executive producer
Erika Bertin .... executive producer
Pamela Tanner Boll .... co-executive producer
Kim Brizzolara .... associate producer
Molly Conners .... executive producer
Chris Cooper .... co-producer
Kit Crosby .... associate producer
Geralyn White Dreyfous .... executive producer
Stephen Figge .... associate producer
Naisola Grimwood .... producer
Mark Jonathan Harris .... executive producer
Johan Hesselgren .... associate producer
Daniel Holton-Roth .... producer
Mark N. Hopkins .... producer
Sarah E. Johnson .... executive producer
Ian McGloin .... co-executive producer
Louis Spiegler .... co-producer
Christopher Woodrow .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bruno Coulais 
Cinematography by
Sebastian Ischer 
Film Editing by
Bob Eisenhardt 
Sebastian Ischer 
Doug Rossini 
Production Management
Paul A. Levin .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Ron Bochar .... sound editor
Paul Hsu .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Brandon Bussinger .... digital intermediate colorist
Camera and Electrical Department
Charlie Beyer .... additional camera operator
Rod Lamborn .... additional camera operator
Jonathan Stack .... additional camera operator
Editorial Department
David L. Feinberg .... associate editor
Music Department
Eric Mahoney .... music coordinator
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor
Colby Trane .... music coordinator (as T. Colby Trane)
Other crew
Aaron Boyajian .... legal counsel
Matthew Makar .... technical consultant
Kamran S. Jafri .... special thanks
Alex Kerwin .... special thanks
Nick Quested .... special thanks
Sherin Shaker .... special thanks

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93 min | USA:120 min

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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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Intense look into an intense world I'd not seen before, 9 March 2009
Author: rodger-raderman from United States

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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