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Title Talking Heads: Craig Jurisevic
Published Australia : ABC, 2010
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Summary This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson's guest is an Adelaide surgeon whose life story has captured the attention of Hollywood.Craig Jurisevic was 33 years old when he answered a UN call for volunteer doctors to go to the Balkans to treat victims of the Kosovo conflict. Once there, he was appalled to find the local mafia and corrupt officials refusing to treat refugees who couldn't pay, and selling off medical supplies on the black market. Jurisevic attempted to get the UN leader, Kofi Annan, to intervene but when that didn't happen, in desperation, he blew the whistle in a US military newspaper.Warned that he was now on a mafia hit-list and with no safe route out of Kosovo, he joined the surgical team of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and effectively crossed the line as a medico. Soon he was not only treating KLA victims of war but was also training them in combat techniques.Jurisevic talks to Thompson about his struggle to maintain his moral bearings, his perspective on life ten years on, and what he thinks about his story being made into a movie
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-09-27 at 18:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject International Medical Corps.
Physicians -- Conduct of life.
Surgeons.
War victims -- Services for.
Serbia -- Kosovo.
Form Streaming video
Author Jurisevic, Craig, contributor
Thompson, Peter, host