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Free movie - Triage: Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma

 

A free movie screening of Triage: Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma will be held on Wednesday, December 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room SY110 (Science Research Building.) The event is organized by Dignitas Youth at UTSC, a student club. It also features a talk by Scott Simpson, a Canadian athlete who is behind Dignitas Youth's annual event, The Race for Dignity.

The movie Triage depicts the ultimate humanitarian nightmare: who to help first. Racing against time with limited resources, relief workers make split-second decisions: who gets treatment; who gets food -- decisions which affect who lives and who dies. This impossible dilemma haunts humanitarians such as Dr. James Orbinski, who accepted the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize on beahlf of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders). Orbinski was a field doctor during the Somali famine, the Rwandan genocide, and other catastrophes. Triage was filmed in an intense cinema verite style by the same creative team that was behind Shake Hands with the Devil, a documentary about the Rwandan genocide. The movie Triage presents a unique view of the world through the pentrating eyes of Dr. Orbinski, who refuses to turn away from troubling memories or disturbing truths.

Admission is free and all are welcome.




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