Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma

DVD - 2007
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Follows the powerful odyssey of James Orbinski, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of Doctors Without Borders, as he returns to Africa to ponder the meaning of his life's work and the value of helping others.In Triage, James returns to Africa to clear his mind and complete his book. Taking a journey to Rwanda, Congo, and Somalia, he revisits the past, and engages with the present. He encourages people to move beyond rage and despair, where bonds of solidarity are forged, and human spirits have hope. --Publisher description.
Publisher: [United States] : Docuramafilms, c2007.
ISBN: 9781422925157
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm. +,1 booklet (51 p., ill.)


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Jul 12, 2015

This is a 2007 documentary about the inspirational odyssey of Dr. James Orbinski.
Drawing on his experience deep in the trenches of genocide and famine, this extraordinary man relives the tragedies as well as the triumphs of relief work in Somalia, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The film brings the causes and cures of conflict into sharp focus through his unflinching, fearless persepective.
It is an inspirational and profoundly thought-provoking documentary.

Serenity77777 Jun 02, 2014

5 Stars!!!! I truly feel that everyone
should view this documentary......
we have become hardened as a
society...this film may open your
Heart to Compassion for every
living thing.

Feb 21, 2014

I was profoundly touched by Dr. James Orbinski and his thoughts on his experience in witnessing Somalia's massacre of thousands of people, while he was there! He was working in the hospital, trying to treat and give medical care under very difficult, tragic circumstances! It was very traumatic for everyone there, including him.. I am impressed with his attitude and thoughts he has developed in dealing with this trauma.. Now, he had gone back, encouraging new African doctors who remember the massacre, and other survivors he had known from before... People have a need to talk about it, to understand it, to put it into a context!..Since then, he had and is involved in the humanitarian work in Africa and other countries! Dr. Orbinski is a great man with integrity and lots of heart! He is worth hearing!

Dec 06, 2012

Powerful documentary on Canadian Dr. James Orbinski's experiences and reflections as a Dr. with Doctors without Borders during the Somalian Famine and Rwandan Genocide.

Aug 16, 2012

Unfortunately, I did not find this film to be very profound. I do not think that Dr. Orbinski is presenting any new ideas concerning humanitarianism in this film.

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