- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 20, 2009
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: New Video Group
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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- Biographies: Filmmaker
- Galleries: Photo Gallery
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Dr. James Orbinksi has dedicated his career to caring for those who are most in need, particularly Africans who have been ravaged by disease, poverty, and war. This heart-rending documentary chronicles his tireless relief work, all the while confronting the notion that without a shift in the political landscape, the root causes of widespread suffering may never be eradicated.
Description by New Video Group:
TRIAGE: DR. JAMES ORBINSKI'S HUMANITARIAN DILEMMA follows the powerful odyssey of James Orbinski, a humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize-winning doctor, as he returns to Africa to ponder the meaning of his life's work and the value of helping others.
Drawing on a lifetime of experience deep in the trenches of genocide and famine, this extraordinary man relives the triumphs and tragedies of relief work in Somalia, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
TRIAGE will unsettle and move as it pointedly asks disturbing questions at the heart of the humanitarian dilemma. What can any one individual really do to bring peace to those who suffer' Where does humanitarianism end and raw politics begin' How does the sight of unspeakable evil affect the soul' Smartly directed by Patrick Reed, this remarkable film provides no definitive answers, but celebrates the best in the human spirit while staring unblinkingly at the worst.
Bristling with energy, TRIAGE brings the causes and cures of conflict into sharp focus through Orbinski's unflinching, fearless perspective.