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FALL 2008
September 23

Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma

Triage photos Canada 2007, 90 min., documentary
Director:  Patrick Reed

Dr. James Orbinski, who accepted the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize as President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), was a field doctor during the Somali famine and the Rwandan genocide. Having seen the best and worst of humanitarian assistance and of humanity itself, Orbinski embarks on his most difficult mission to date—writing a deeply personal and controversial book that struggles to make sense of it all. Leaving his family behind in Toronto, Orbinski returns to Africa, revisiting the past and hoping that here, in the place where he witnessed humanity literally torn apart, he can rediscover the true heart of humanitarianism.


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