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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beyond the Classroom presents "Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders"

Description:
Humanitarian crises in Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo and Sierra Leone are just a few of the world's hot spots. Whether the result of war or nature, these disasters devastate populations and cripple health systems. Despite the danger and difficulty, Doctors Without Borders has continuously intervened at the frontlines of overwhelming human need. Set in Congo and Liberia, this film interweaves the stories of four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under the most extreme conditions. Two volunteers are new recruits: an Australian doctor stranded in a remote bush clinic and an American surgeon treating emergency cases in a shattered capital city. Two others are experiences field hands: a dynamic Head of Mission, valiantly trying to keep morale high, and an exhausted veteran, who wants to get out. Amidst the chaos, each volunteer must confront the severe challenges of the work, the tough choices, and test the limits of their idealism. {Will appear in FYI on Oct 24, 2011
Start Time:
4:00 PM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu


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