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Triage [electronic resource]: Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma

National Film Board of Canada
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Some call humanitarianism a waste of hope. But as a medical responder to the Rwanda Genocide and the 1992 Somali famine, Dr. James Orbinski has come to a different conclusion. In this program the former head of Doctors Without Borders returns to Africa to reunite with people he saved 15 years earlier, and to reflect on the challenges of his work. The video features powerful footage from Orbinski's aid missions and disturbing, ultimately inspiring stories of the brutality he witnessed while risking his own life to help others. Grappling with the questions of blame and futility at the core of any humanitarian crisis, Orbinski concludes that relief efforts should not be thought of as a panacea, but as a response to one other human being in need.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
88 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Portions in other languages with English subtitles
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 22, 2011.
Variant Title
Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma
Contents
  • Triage in Rwanda (7:36)
  • Baidoa: A Cry for Help (4:04)
  • Human Bonds in Baidoa (5:15)
  • Baidoa, 1992 (6:29)
  • Operation Restore Hope (2:41)
  • Government Legitimacy and Safety in Baidoa (4:23)
  • Risks as a Humanitarian (3:27)
  • Internally Displaced Persons Camp Baidoa, Somalia (3:31)
  • Honen Orphanage Baidoa, Somalia (4:49)
  • Perceptions in Somalia (2:23)
  • King Faisal Hospital (5:26)
  • Former Site of ICRC Hospital Kigali, Rwanda (4:49)
  • Murambi Genocide Memorial (5:13)
  • Ste. Famille Church: Refugee Transfer Point During the Genocide (5:21)
  • Capturing What Has No Words (5:59)
  • Moving Forward After Tragedy (4:04)
  • Rwandan Refugee Camps (4:29)
  • Locating Responsibility Within the Realms of Compassion (4:31)
  • An Activist Through Intellectual Work (1:55)
  • Credits: Triage: Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma (1:37)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2007.
Publisher no.
43331 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (88 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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