DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS – DEDICATED TO LIFE
They travel around the globe to care and to cure, dare to enter crisis zones and repeatedly put themselves in danger as they carry out their missions. Who are these men and women?
Maarten is currently the only doctor on-site in a refugee camp in South Sudan, where more than 40,000 people are living under very difficult hygienic conditions. “It teaches you to be humble, it teaches you to be thankful for the things you actually have”, he reflects as he recalls his battle against a recent outbreak of hepatitis E.
Not all of them are doctors: Erik, a civil engineer and water technician, is responsible for ensuring a functioning supply of drinking water in an even bigger camp.
‘Dedicated to Life’ portrays the lives of these doctors, engineers, nurses, logistics experts and a host of other support personnel as they really are: no pathos, no clichés, no hero cult. As the experienced project coordinator Renate says, “We are not looking for heroes – just be yourself, be professional and make every moment of it count”.
Original TitleÄrzte ohne Grenzen: Dem Leben verschrieben
Length4 × 52' (ENG), 8 × 52' (GER)
Film byStefan Tauber, Ramon Rigoni