Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) India presents Without Borders, a five-day event that highlights the emergency medical humanitarian care that MSF provides to people who need it most.
This event comprises of a photo exhibition, film screenings and corresponding panel discussions, showcasing our work in India and other countries. It is a tribute to the resilience of patients and the selflessness of health workers which inspires us to go the extra mile.
We look forward to seeing you there!
29 April 2017 - 3 May 2017, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
29 April 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Film: Access to the Danger Zone (2012)
Duration: 70 minutes
Directed by Eddie Gregoor & Peter Casaer
Narrated by Daniel Day-Lewis
Synopsis: Access to the Danger Zone is a film about victims of war and their need for humanitarian aid. MSF works to provide medical aid and help save lives in conflict-hit zones, and these strategies are explored in this documentary through their work in war zones such as Afghanistan, Somalia, and the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It provides a traumatic look at the challenges faced by the medical team and logisticians in delivering humanitarian aid in armed conflicts.
Visiting several sites of violence in the modern world, the film effectively portrays the dangers faced by humanitarian and non-governmental organisations seeking to offer assistance to victims and refugees, as well as the problems involved in mixing humanitarian and political/military missions.
30 April 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Film screening and Panel discussion
Film: Fire in the blood
Duration: 87 minutes
Directed by Dylan Mohan Gray
Narrated by William Hurt.
Featuring: Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, Joseph Stiglitz, James Love, Yusuf Hamied, Zackie Achmat, Peter Mugyenyi, Edwin Cameron, Eric Goemaere, Noor Jehan Majid, Denis Broun, Suniti Solomon, Nomvuselolo Kalolo and others.
Synopsis: Dylan Mohan Gray's gripping documentary Fire in the Blood focuses on the AIDS epidemic in Africa. It is an uncompromising account of Big Pharma's continuing attempts to increase profits at the cost of millions of lives. Fire in the Blood also chronicles the struggle of South African activist Zackie Achmat and Ugandan doctor Peter Mugyenyi, for access to cheaper, generic drugs.
Alliance Francaise, Sector 36A, Chandigarh-160036
Pallav Deka, Event Officer