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Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders Live

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Genre:Program, Documentary
Release Date:December 14, 2009
Running time:120 minutes
Cast:Elizabeth Vargas
Director:David Stern
Distributor:Fathom/NCM

Description: NCM Fathom is partnering with the independent medical humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), for a special One Night Event featuring the critically acclaimed "Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders" documentary and a live panel discussion with frontline doctors and journalists. This event will be LIVE for One Night Only, Monday, Dec.14th at 7:30 p.m. ET/ 6:30 p.m. CT/ 5:30 p.m. MT/ Tape Delayed at 8 p.m. PT. For the first time ever, Doctors Without Borders gave a documentary crew uncensored access to its field operations. "Living in Emergency," gives a rare 'inside look' into Doctors Without Borders through the eyes of four doctors pushed to the edge and forced to confront the limits of their idealism in the face of overwhelming medical needs. This Live Event will be hosted and moderated by Elizabeth Vargas, anchor of ABC News 20/20, at the NYU Skirball Center in New York City, and it will be broadcast to more than 440 theaters nationwide. Elizabeth Vargas will introduce the "Living in Emergency" documentary, which will be followed by a Live town hall discussion with Dr. Tom Krueger, the surgeon featured in the documentary, Sebastian Junger, best-selling author of "The Perfect Storm" and contributor to "Vanity Fair" and Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director of MSF-USA, plus other specials guests. (Talent Subject to Change.) The feature presentation includes some strong language and graphic sequences that may not be suitable for children under the age of 13.

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