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Title Living in emergency : stories of Doctors Without Borders / by Mark N. Hopkins
Published Boston, MA : American Public Television, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (55 min.)
Series Current affairs in video
Summary Filmed in the war-zones of Liberia and Congo with unprecedented access to the field operations of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Living in Emergency follows four volunteer doctors as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions. Two volunteers are new recruits: a 26 year-old Australian doctor stranded in a remote bush clinic and an American surgeon struggling to cope under the load of emergency cases in a shattered capital city. Two others are experienced field hands: a dynamic Head of Mission, valiantly trying to keep morale high and tensions under control, and an exhausted veteran, who has seen too much horror and wants out. Amidst the chaos, each volunteer must confront the severe challenges of the work, the tough choices, and the limits of their own idealism
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed May 9, 2014)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in French and English with English subtitles
Subject Médecins sans frontières (Association)
Medical care -- Africa.
Humanitarian assistance -- Africa.
Medical assistance -- Africa.
War relief -- Africa.
Physicians -- Africa.
Altruism -- Africa.
Social responsibility -- Africa
Medical care.
Medical assistance.
War relief.
Humanitarian assistance.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Hopkins, Mark (Mark N.), director, producer
Red Floor Pictures (Firm), production company