Find out what health care providers who work in war-torn areas around the world really go through by viewing the documentary Living In Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders — Live With Elizabeth Vargas on Monday, Dec. 14, at Palace 20 (1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan), Palace 16 (1151 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey) and Hollywood Stadium (69348 Hwy. 21, Covington). Tickets are $12.50.
The documentary about the independent humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders, which has won a Nobel Peace Prize, will be shown in 450 theaters nationwide during a one-night-only showing. It records the dilemmas that staff members working with the organization face and the toll the work takes on their private and professional lives. The 90-minute documentary is set in the Congo and post-conflict Liberia.
Following the documentary, audiences in the movie theaters will hear a live panel discussion moderated by Vargas, an anchor for ABC News 20/20, that will be broadcast from the Skirball Center in New York City. The panel will include surgeon Dr. Tom Krueger, who is featured in the documentary, as well as journalists and Doctors Without Borders executive director Sophie Delaunay.
Showings are at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are available at the box offices of participating theaters or online at www.fathomevents.com. — Graves