France-Atlanta presents this special documentary film screening as part of its 2019 event series. Triage: Dr Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma follows the powerful odyssey of James Orbinski, a humanitarian, Nobel Peace Prize-winning doctor, and former head of Doctors Without Borders, as he returns to Africa to ponder the meaning of his life’s work and the value of helping others. Drawing on a lifetime of experience deep in the trenches of genocide and famine, this extraordinary individual relives the triumphs and tragedies of relief work in Somalia, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The film will unsettle and move as it pointedly asks disturbing questions at the heart of the humanitarian dilemma. What can any one individual really do to bring peace to those who suffer? Where does humanitarianism end and raw politics begin? How does the sight of unspeakable evil affect the soul? Smartly directed by Patrick Reed, this remarkable film provides no definitive answers, but celebrates the best in the human spirit while staring unblinkingly at the worst.
Organized by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Tech Center For Health and Humanitarian Systems (CHHS), this documentary film screening will serve as a link between the health and humanity issues addressed during the 2019 France-Atlanta Humanitarian Forum (November 8) and the CHHS Health Systems Next Generation Forum (November 12).
FILM SCREENING: NOVEMBER 11, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
LOCATION : GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
BILL MOORE STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER, 225 NORTH AVENUE
This event is free and open to the public.
This event is co-organized by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (CHHS).