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Doctors of War: Saving Lives

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Summary

Feature length documentary following UK surgeon John Buckels and a team of international and local medics as they battle to save the lives of people caught up a major humanitarian disaster in war-ravaged South Sudan. This raw and visceral film offers a snapshot of life inside one of the world's largest refugee camps, and the often brutal and unforgiving conditions of a country torn apart by ten years of conflict.

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This is a harrowing despatch from a little-reported war. In South Sudan – the world’s newest country – seven years of civil war have forced four million people from their homes. Nathaniel Lippiett’s film visits a makeshift hospital at a UN camp housing 100,000 of them. 

The hospital is run by South Sudanese staff, while a team of ex-pat medics operate on casualties brought into the hospital around the clock. In gruelling scenes, we watch as British surgeon John Buckels assesses a ten-year-old girl attacked by armed men and left for dead, and a group of boys wounded by an exploding grenade. It’s a painful testament to the work of Médecins Sans Frontières.

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DirectorNathaniel Lippiett
Executive producerIan Rumsey
ProducerNathaniel Lippiett

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