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TRIAGE : Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma (Clip)





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Uploaded on Apr 18, 2008

The act of triage is the ultimate humanitarian nightmare. Racing against time with limited resources, relief workers make split-second decisions: who gets treatment; who gets food; who lives; who dies. This impossible dilemma understandably haunts humanitarians like Dr. James Orbinski, who accepted the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) as their president, and was a field doctor during the Somali famine and the Rwandan genocide, among other catastrophes.

Having seen the best and worst of humanitarian assistance and of humanity itself, Orbinski embarks on his most difficult mission to date-writing a deeply personal and controversial book that struggles to make sense of it all.

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"What one observes via Reed's portrait isn't that Orbinski is defiant of danger, but that his sense of decency is so strong it over-powers any fear."
- John Anderson, Variety

"The film, in a literal sense, shows the difference one person can make."
- Anthony Breznican, USA Today

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