FILM: AFGHANISTAN: MEDICS UNDER FIRE DIRECTOR: KARISHMA VYAS FILM RATING: PG13 YEAR: 2016 RUNNING TIME: 25 MINUTES LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
The documentary investigates the dangers facing medics on the front line in the wake of a fatal attack on a hospital in Afghanistan.
It was 2:08am, 3 October 2015, when the first shells hit the Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The hospital was brimming with patients and staff when a US gunship unleashed an hour-long attack, killing more than 40 people. The incident shocked the international aid community. Medics have always been off-limits in war, protected by international laws. The United States called the Kunduz attack a "tragic accident" but many believe that medics are increasingly becoming targets in conflicts.
Can frontline doctors continue to save lives without fearing for their own? Or is this the end of their humanitarian work?
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*The documentary was produced by Al Jazeera. MSF-Hong Kong obtained their permission to screen the documentary in the Doctors Without Borders Film Festival in Singapore.