Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders will make its North American premier at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, January 15, 2009. VISTA has had the honor of supporting this film throughout its development.
The festival will showcase 209 films, culled from 73 countries. The roster will include 83 premieres (14 World, 49 U.S. and 20 North American), and 50 of the 67 films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Academy Awards. The festival runs from January 8-19, 2009.
Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders screens as follows:
1/15/2009 4:00 pm
1/17/2009 1:00 pm
2300 E. Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Here's how festival organizers describe the film: "Trailing two new recruits and two veteran aid workers at field hospitals in Liberia and the Congo, this candid and often shocking documentary gets inside the minds of the volunteers of Doctors Without Borders - people who push their own limits to make a difference."
Read more about the festival and the film, athttp://www.psfilmfest.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=20671&FID=36 We'll provide information about additional screening opportunities as the film is introduced across the US. Check back for updates!