MSF FESTIVAL August 28 to September 5, 2014

Date(s) - 29/08/2014 - 05/09/2014
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

M L Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise de Delhi


Alliance Française de Delhi and Médecins Sans



August 28 to September 5, 2014

 The highlight of the emergency medical humanitarian through photo exhibition and a film festival


While We Looked Away – A Photo Exhibition by Sami Siva

Alliance Française de Delhi Gallery, 72 Lodi Estate, New Delhi

August 28 – September 5 – 9AM to 8PM


Guests of honour include noted author and filmmaker Vijay Singh (, photographer Sami Siva (, a DR-TB patient cured by MSF and Jean Philippe-Bottin, Director, Alliance Française de Delhi.

Walk through a photo-art exhibition “While We Looked Away” by Canadian photographer of Indian origin, Sami Siva documenting the daily lives of (MSF) patients in India and the conditions in which they find themselves. These images showcase a compassionate yet unflinching portrait of healthcare on the margins in a country where several realities coexist.


Film Festival

M.L Bhartia Auditorium – Alliance Française de Delhi, 72 Lodi Estate, New Delhi

August 29 – September 31

Explore the hows and whys of MSF’s long term work – emergency medical relief, campaigns for the access to essential medicine, and upholding the organisation’s humanitarian principles in the face of security risks. Screenings include the Sundance film festival-nominated Fire in the Blood directed by Dylan Mohan Gray and The Invisibles, produced by Javier Bardem. The film screenings will be followed by a Q&A session with speakers from MSF and civil society. 


Friday, 29 Aug. – 7:00PM- 9PM – Access to the Danger Zone


Directed by Peter Casaer and narrated by Daniel Day-Lewis, this documentary provides a harrowing look at the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid in armed conflicts. Access to the Danger Zone explores the strategies that Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) uses to save lives in the world’s worst war zones, including Afghanistan, Somalia, and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Saturday, 30 Aug. – 7.00PM – 9PM – The Invisibles


Produced by Javier Bardem, this film with five stories, The Invisibles is about those we do not want to see, but who end up appearing inside our fears and our unease, among other things, because they never stop existing. They are displaced people in Colombia, child soldiers in Uganda, and victims of Chagas disease, Sleeping Sickness, and sexual violence against civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo. All of these stories belong to some of the forgotten crises where MSF works permanently.

Sunday, 31 Aug. – 5:00PM – 6:30PM – MSF (Un)Limited


Moving accounts of atrocities and humanitarian crises since the founding of MSF in 1971 are told using original footage with commentary by MSF staff. Staff are shown wrestling with their consciences, struggling with emotional involvement and receiving threats to their personal security. MSF (Un)Limited is a story of the ongoing internal debate and self-questioning by MSF when faced with the limits of humanitarian action.

 Sunday, 31 Aug. – 7:00PM  – 9:00PM – Fire in the Blood


An intricate tale of ‘medicine, monopoly and malice’, Fire in the Blood tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996, causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths. Shot on four continents and including contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and Joseph Stiglitz, this is the never-before-told true story of the remarkable coalition which came together to stop ‘the Crime of the Century’ and save millions of lives in the process.

 Free entry – Open to all

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