Documentary Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders will premiere Friday at 8 p.m., but there’s no need to trek to the theater: The look at the humanitarian-relief organization will make its debut on Constellation.
Living in Emergency follows four doctors working with international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions in Congo and Liberia.
Viewers must sign up for Constellation and pay $2.99 for “tickets” to the screening, after which they can invite others, host screenings, and engage in real-time online chats during the film. Director Mark Hopkins will also participate in an online Q&A during the documentary’s premiere.
MSF-USA communications director Jason Cone said:
With this new and innovative online platform, people all over the world will now have access to see a rare inside look into the day-to-day lives of humanitarian workers on the front lines, without having to go to a movie theater. Living in Emergency allows viewers to grasp a deeper understanding of what Doctors Without Borders does and the limits, struggles, and challenges our staff face in the field on a daily basis.
Constellation co-founder James Lawler added:
Living in Emergency is a great fit for Constellation. It’s an incredibly powerful film that a lot of people have wanted to see. We’re honored to be able to feature it on our platform, and believe that it will connect viewers through an online forum where they can share their questions and thoughts about the film with each other.