See This Tonight: Living In Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders
Dr. Brasher with young child. Photo courtesy of Living in Emergency.
A little over a year ago, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières came to Griffith Park and then Santa Monica to set up their "Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City". LAist visited both "camps" and learned a tremendous amount about the organization, the plight of these refugees and specifically how MSF responds to medical emergencies.
On Monday, MSF is hosting an one-night event, featuring a broadcast of their critically acclaimed, and Oscar-hopeful documentary, Living in Emergency (LAist review) followed by a town hall discussion with some of the individuals included in the film. The event is notable because:
For the first time ever, MSF gave a documentary crew uncensored access to its field operations. Set in war-torn Congo and post-conflict Liberia, “Living in Emergency” interweaves the stories of four doctors as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions.
ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas will moderate the event live from New York, while the show broadcasts across the country. (Here in LA, it will actually be a taped delay.) After the film, Vargas will lead town hall discussion "an effort to go beyond the headlines of today’s humanitarian crises".