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See This Tonight: Living In Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders

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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.
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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".