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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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