Film: Living in Emergency (NC16) Director: Mark N. Hopkins Year: 2008
“Living in Emergency” is the 93-minute award-winning film that was shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar in the 82nd Academy Awards.
This movie follows four field doctors as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions in the warzones of Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is not a pretty film about Médecins Sans Frontières heroes or heroines. It is about the reality of aid work -- blood and sweat, tough decisions and hard consequences, laughter and tears, cigarettes and beer, arguments and all.