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Living in Emergency (2008)

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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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Mark N. Hopkins
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Cast

Credited cast:
Davinder Gill Davinder Gill ... Himself
Chris Brasher Chris Brasher ... Himself
Tom Krueger Tom Krueger ... Himself
Chiara Lepora Chiara Lepora ... Herself
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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.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swahili | French

Release Date:

14 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,905, 4 June 2010

Gross USA:

$32,208, 10 June 2010
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Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, "MSF") is an independent medical relief agency, offering assistance to populations in crisis irrespective of race, religion, creed, or politics. Established in 1971, it has become the world's largest independent provider of emergency medical relief, operating in over 70 countries throughout the world. In 1999 it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its pioneering humanitarian work. See more »

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Is there a more important movie out there about humanity?
20 January 2009 | by richardchencaSee all my reviews

What's the goal of a documentary? If it's to capture the truth that the principals face, then this movie succeeds greatly. That's not quite enough for me - maybe I've watched too many normal movies. I wish the narrative had been a little stronger, for the last 10-15 minutes dragged, as maybe filming had to end, but no real event dovetailed with that. So the story such as it is ends in a very real way, but it's not memorably climactic or moving, especially compared to the events depicted earlier, which are stunning, shocking, moving.

This is an extremely graphic movie. I can't imagine anyone not turning away during at least two scenes. And it's emotionally raw - I have never seen anything so honest or devastating as this one person's pain. I'd sit through a bad movie just to watch that minute, and I thank the filmmakers for not building up that moment with music or (hopefully) other manipulations.


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