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Inspiring MSF films to order

If you are organising a fundraising event, raising awareness of our work or would simply like to find out more about MSF, we are happy to send you a free digital copy of any of the films below.

Disclaimer: these films must not be used for commercial purposes. If you are organising a large fundraising event or plan to show the film(s) to a wide audience, please provide details when you request your film copy.

Requests for films will be granted for UK addresses only.

To order any of these films, please get in touch with us.

Afghanistan: Medics Under Fire (2016)

25 mins, 101 East (Al-Jazeera)

Documentary investigating the dangers facing MSF medics on the frontline in the wake of a fatal attack on a hospital in Afghanistan.

Affliction filmAffliction (2015)

70 minutes; Peter Casaer and MSF.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa seen through the eyes of the local populations, village officials, aid workers, the sick and those who recovered.

It is a story of fear and frustration, of stigma and disbelief, of grief but also of immense joy and courage.

MSF Ebola frontline filmEbola Frontline (2014)

45 minutes; BBC Panorama.

Panorama spent a month in Sierra Leone with British born NHS doctor Javid Abdelmoneim filming his every moment working in one of our Ebola management centres at the height of the epidemic during 2014.

Return of the plague MSF filmTB: Return of the Plague (2014)

0 minutes; Network Releasing.

In this intimate and moving account of the crippling effects of multi drug resistang tuberculosis (MDR-TB), we follow the journey of victims from two families who battle with the disease over the course of a year.

Treatment can often take much longer and the chances of being cured are very low.

Fire in the blood MSF filmFire In the Blood (2013)

1 hour 27 minutes; Dylan Mohan Gray.

The story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the global south causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths - and the improbable group of people who fought back.

This film is only available to buy from the filmmaker's website.

Access to the Danger Zone MSF filmAccess to the Danger Zone (2012)

70 minutes; Peter Casaer and Eddie Gregoor.

A harrowing look at the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid in armed conflict and an exploration of the strategies used by MSF to save lives in some of the world’s worst war zones.

An eye-opening look in to the work of MSF.

MSF unlimited filmMSF Unlimited (2011)

52 minutes; MSF.

Moving accounts of atrocities and humanitarian crises since the founding of MSF in 1971, 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 Medicine on the Edge filmDoctors Without Borders: Medicine on the Edge. (2011)

Episode 1 and 2, both 44 minutes; Current TV.

A candid two-part series revealing the immense highs and lows of MSF doctors and nurses in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as they treat victims of rebel attacks and endemic illnesses with the bare minimum of resources and often time.

Positive Generation MSF filmPositive Generation (2011)

50 minutes; MSF.

This film shows how in Zimbabwe, music is used as a way of making people aware of AIDS and supporting those affected by the virus.

In many countires AIDS/HIV is not only prevalent, but the social stigma attached makes treating those affected even more difficult.

Positive Ladies Soccer Club MSF filmThe Positive Ladies Soccer Club (2009)

38 minutes; MSF.

A group of HIV-positive women in one of Zimbabwe’s poorest townships decide to form a football team and enter a local tournament.

In many countires AIDS/HIV is not only prevalent, but the social stigma attached makes treating those affected even more difficult.

Living in Emergency MSF filmLiving in Emergency (2008)

93 minutes; Red Floor Pictures Production.

Neither a call for sympathy nor a tale of heroism, this film interweaves the stories of four MSF doctors as they struggle to provide emergency medical care under the most extreme circumstances.


Triage: Dr James Orbinski’s humanitarian dilemma MSF filmTriage: Dr James Orbinski’s humanitarian dilemma (2008)

88 minutes; White Pine Films and NFB.

Formerly the president of MSF, Dr James Orbinski returns to Africa to reflect upon the medical services he rendered in the face of overwhelming suffering and maddening indifference.


Invisibles MSF filmInvisibles (2007)

106 minutes; Pinguin Films/ MSF/ Reposado Producciones.

Academy-award winning actor, Javier Bardem, brought together five influential filmmakers to make a five-part film to highlight neglected humanitarian crises.

Acclaimed director Wim Wenders looks into the wide-spread problem of sexual violence and how it is affecting victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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