Suitable for all ages
Sit back, relax close your eyes and imagine that your house is being attacked and you have to run… (2.50 minutes)
MSF Introduction video (5.14 min)
Welcome to MSF (3.32 min)
Mamadee, the boy who tricked Ebola
Ebola: "Don't eat no monkey, don't eat no bat"
In 2014, the Talented Young Brothers (TYB),a group of young Liberian musicians, worked with MSF to create an Ebola awareness song, 'Ebola is Real'. The group took part in health promotion visits to communities, sharing messages on how to prevent Ebola and the number to call if someone gets sick.
A day on the frontline
Vincent is a young nurse from Hong Kong, who fulfilled his dream by working in a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Yambio, South Sudan, in 2012.
Waël - the boy who wanted to walk again
A six-part series about Waël, an Iraqi boy on Doctors Without Borders’ reconstructive surgery programme in Amman, Jordan. A journalist follows Waël throughout his seven months of treatment - his first meeting with the medical teams, his operations, his anxiety, his rest periods, the physiotherapy, the strain, his courage, his friendships - right through to his walking again with the use of prostheses.
Zip Zap Circus in South Africa
Situated in the heart of downtown Cape Town, South Africa, Doctors Without Borders has teamed up with the “Zip Zap Circus” and the ‘Cirque du Soleil” to bring joy to children who are HIV positive. Zip Zap Circus is a diverse family committed to teaching the invaluable live skills of trust, honesty, responsibility, teamwork and discipline, giving the children the chance to overcome their illness, rekindle their self-confidence and inspire them to see that HIV is not a death sentence. (5 minutes)
The Positive Ladies Soccer Club (2009)
A group of HIV-positive women in one of Zimbabwe’s poorest townships decide to form a football team and enter a local tournament. Barely able to aim a ball at the net, at first, they are laughed at and told they will never make it. But they refuse to give up, determined to show the world that they are no different from anyone else, in spite of their HIV status. (38 minutes)
Suitable for high school students:
The Reach of War: A Day in the Life of the Syrian Conflict
In late 2013, MSF sent teams to MSF projects in Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan on the same day to record the work we are doing with Syrians, to experience the situation through the eyes of staff members trying to provide desperately needed assistance. The goal was to chronicle "a day in the life" of this brutal, relentless conflict.
Access to the Danger Zone
Directed by Peter Casaer and narrated by Daniel Day-Lewis, this documentary provides a harrowing look at the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid in armed conflicts. "Access to the Danger Zone" explores the strategies that Doctors Without Borders uses to save lives in the world's worst war zones, including Afghanistan, Somalia and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. (52 minutes)
Moving accounts of atrocities and humanitarian crises since the founding of MSF in 1971, told using original footage with commentary by MSF staff.Staff are shown wrestling with their consciences, struggling with emotional involvement and receiving threats to their personal security.
The film delves into the hows and whys of MSF’s long-term work with HIV/AIDS patients and its Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines. It explores how MSF as an organisation seeks to learn from its experiences, overcome constraints, innovate and speak out to uphold humanitarian principles. (52 minutes)
Triage: Dr James Orbinski’s humanitarian dilemma
Formerly the president of MSF, Canadian Dr. James Orbinski returns to Africa to reflect upon the medical services he rendered in the face of overwhelming suffering and maddening indifference. While taking stock of the past in this documentary, Orbinski also confronts the challenges of the future, offering a direct, impassioned set of views on the nature of humanitarianism and the urgency required for compassionate action. Not suitable for younger students. (88 minutes)
Living in Emergency (2008)
In the war-zones of Liberia and Congo, four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions. http://www.livinginemergency.com/Home/Index.html
Condition Critical (2011)
Hundreds of thousands of people are on the run, fleeing a war that rages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in the provinces of North and South Kivu. They are frightened. Many are sick or wounded. Others have been harassed or raped, or have had everything they own stolen. The people of the Kivus are in a critical condition. The destiny of everyone in this region is shaped by the war. The story of their struggle to survive needs to be told. (11 minutes)
See What We See
AIDS kills 1.6 million people per year. Open your eyes to the HIV emergency. AIDS is not over yet.
My Life with HIV
Testimonies from 6 people living with HIV in Mozambique, Kenya, and India
Exodus is a multimedia site about large population movements in the 21st century and their protagonists: refugees, displaced people and migrants.
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