Living in Emergency

Living in Emergency

DVD - 2011 | Widescreen version
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Bosnia. Rwanda. Kosovo. Sierra Leone. Pakistan. Just a few of the world's humanitarian and political crises in the past years. Whether the result of war or nature, disasters devastate populations and cripple health systems. Despite the immense dangers and difficulties of the work, one organization, Doctors Without Borders, has continuously intervened at the frontlines of overwhelming human need.
Publisher: New York : First Run Features, [2011]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: 362.1096 L
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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SkokieStaff_Lukie May 03, 2017

This unflinching but highly inspiring documentary follows four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions in the Congo and Liberia. Valiant effort against great odds characterizes these selfless individuals.

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May 26, 2016

The film making is poor but it is a very good film because the people being filmed and very interesting. It tells a lot about how MSF (Doctors without borders) works. The film is so choppy, I had to watch it twice to understand what was being said. It was worth the time.

Apr 27, 2012

not very well done, could have been much more informative.

Sep 12, 2011

An amazing documentary. It seems to give a clear picture of what is involved with volunteering. The good as well as the despair.

Aug 04, 2011

Thank you to the dedicated volunteers of humanitarian MSF missions who are performing heroic acts in emotionally and physically challenging environments worldwide. They unselfishly risk their lives to help the most desperate and vulnerable victims of war and natural disasters.


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