LIVING IN EMERGENCY: TRUE STORIES FROM DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS made its premier August 29th at the Venice International Film Festival. The film received a 10-minute standing ovation and very positive press attention. VISTA Staffing Solutions has had the opportunity to support this film throughout its production. It has been an intense process—and it is very gratifying to see such a great final product.
VISTA is co-sponsoring a screening of the film Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Leonardo Building, 243 East 400 South, in Salt Lake City, Utah. A Q&A with Utah Doctors Without Borders will follow the screening. For more information go towww.slcfilmcenter.org. We will provide details about national and international distribution as soon as possible.
The film has also been slated to be the main feature on "Humanitarian Intervention" at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva in March. The concept of the festival is "One film, one subject, one debate," which takes place before the UN Human Rights Council's main session in Geneva. After the screening, there is a debate with the filmmaker and renowned specialists. This session will include director Mark Hopkins with Rony Brauman (MSF president 1982-1994), Gareth Evans (Former Attorney General and Foreign Minister of Australia) and Jean-Paul N'Goupande (Former Prime Minister of Central African Republic).The festival takes place before the UN Human Rights Council's main session in Geneva and therefore has important political and humanitarian impact.
To keep track of the film’s progress, visit www.livinginemergency.com.