REEL LIFE OF MSF
(MSF=Medecin Sans Frontieres – Doctors Without Border)
Between October 2013 and February 2014, Dr Unni Karunakara, the outgoing MSF International President, will start a bicycle tour across India – his home country. His personal aim is to fundraise and “give back to the organization” – an endeavour that will fulfil a personal wish.
The project will see Dr Unni ride a bicycle from the mountainous terrain of Srinagar down to the coastal city of Thiruvananthapuram located on the Southern tip of the Indian peninsula. Throughout the route, Dr Unni would like to establish a dialogue with students of medical colleges, village heads, representatives of civil society, NGOs, actors, journalists, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, sports persons, former MSF patients, MSF staff and the media about different topics related to medical humanitarian aid (for example access to medical healthcare, vaccines and the future relevance of MSF in India).
About the MSF film screenings
The film screenings will take place and in collaboration with Alliance Française in various cities around India which correlate with the cities visited by Unni as part of his Unnicycle tour. A short question and answer session (15 minutes), led by Dr Unni Karunakara (or a senior MSF official), will follow each film screening. The screenings will be open to the public (led by AF members) and will provide an opportunity for them to learn about the work of MSF and some of the main challenges and issues related to medical humanitarian aid.
Date: 18 November 2013
Venue: French Gallery
Registration: from 6pm. Start time: 6.30pm
Unni (or MSF official) introduction with MSF in 40 seconds: 6.30pm.
Film screening: 6.35pm – 7.30pm Q&A: 7.30pm – 7.50pm All times are TBC with each AF city
Date(s) - 18/11/2013
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm