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MIPTV Picks: Living in Emergency

In countries rent asunder by the bloody ravages of war, organizations such as Médicins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) are incredibly vital lifelines; healers attempting to coax miracles out of chaos. This film documents the travails and triumphs of four MSF volunteers stationed in the war zones of Liberia and Congo.
April 1, 2010


In countries rent asunder by the bloody ravages of war, organizations such as Médicins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) are incredibly vital lifelines; healers attempting to coax miracles out of chaos. This film documents the travails and triumphs of four MSF volunteers stationed in the war zones of Liberia and Congo. The team of doctors includes new recruits and weary veterans, and each one is doing his or her best to come to terms with the brutal realities of a world gone mad. The film doesn’t intend to deify these doctors – they are presented as everyday people, living in an environment that is, sadly, everyday life for far too many.

Partners: Produced by Red Floor Pictures; distributed by APT Worldwide

Length: 1 x 60 mins, 1 x 90 mins

Premiered: Venice, 2008

Rights: All worldwide excluding DVD

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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