Doctors of War (2020)
Directed by Nathaniel Lippiett, 67 minutes
South Sudan is the world’s newest country, and one of its bloodiest. Civil war has left half a million people dead, and forced millions of men, women and children from their homes. But their plight is largely unreported.
This raw and visceral film is 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. It follows a team of international and local medics operating under extreme pressures with limited resources as they battle to save lives. They work amidst an onslaught of war-induced injuries and a major humanitarian crisis.
Filming, which took place earlier this year during the time a fragile peace was declared in South Sudan, was completed ahead of the Covid-19 lockdown. The feature-length documentary is produced by ITN Productions.
The panel discussion after the screening was moderated by Channel 5 News Tonight anchor Claudia-Liza Armah; she was joined by protagonist Dr John Buckels and director Nathaniel Lippiett - here's the replay: