Doctors of War (2020) | Global Health Film

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:

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