An exceptional opportunity for an intimate understanding of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders(MSF) through a combination of a photo exhibition and film screenings. They follow the major emergencies, natural disasters, epidemics and conflicts that have shaped and defined MSF’s identity today – neutral, impartial and independent in its delivery of medical and humanitarian aid to the world’s most neglected patients. The event also highlights the stories of our Malaysian field workers; the pain, joy and reality of working in emergencies.
Date: 26 - 30 Jun 2013
Opening Hours: 11am - 9pm (open from 5pm- 9pm on 26 Jun)
Venue: The Annexe Gallery, 2/F, Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur (MAP)
*In Bahasa Malaysia and English. Free Admission.
Film screening details:
Screening I – The Positive Ladies Soccer Club
Directed by: Joanna Stavropoulou/MSF
Date: Friday, 28 Jun 2013
Time: 8:30pm – 9:30pm
*The short documentary will be followed by a sharing given by a Malaysian MSF field worker from 9pm to 9:30pm.
About the film:
A group of HIV positive women, in one of Zimbabwe’s poorest townships, decides to form a football team named ARV Swallows and win a tournament trophy. They start off with barely being able to kick a ball. People laugh at them; ask them how women, especially sick ones, can possibly play football. The film focuses on the lives of four players - follow them in their daily lives, in their visits to the clinic, to church, to practice and to the football games.
Screening II – Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders
Directed by: Mark Hopkins
Date: Saturday, 29 Jun 2013
Time: 3pm – 5pm
*There will be a Q&A session with MSF representatives after the screening
About the film:
Filmed in the war-zones of Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo with unprecedented access to the field operations of MSF, Living in Emergency follows four doctors as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions.