LIVING IN EMERGENCY (2008)
For forty years, Doctors Without Borders has sent teams of volunteer doctors to the frontiers of humanitarian crisis. Living in Emergency follows four of these doctors as they struggle to provide medical care in the midst of civil strife and instability.
Two are new recruits: a 26-year-old Australian working alone in a remote bush clinic and an American struggling with the load of emergency cases in a shattered capital city. Two are experienced volunteers: an Italian managing tensions and morale, and a nine-year veteran exhausted by too many wars, too much death.
Through these portraits, the film explores the power — and limits — of individual and collective idealism to confront profound sufferingand seemingly impenetrable chaos.
Director: Mark N. Hopkins
Co-Executive Producer: Pamela Tanner Boll