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Title: In a better world (2011): the ethics of a doctor facing violence
Author: Icart Isern, M. Teresa (Maria Teresa)
Pulpón Segura, Anna M.
Icart Isern, M. Carmen
Keywords: Cinematografia en l'ensenyament
Ajuda humanitària
Assetjament psicològic
Camps de refugiats
Ètica mèdica
Motion pictures in education
Humanitarian assistance
Psychological abuse
Refugee camps
Medical ethics
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca
Abstract: The main theme"In a Better World" (S. Bier, 2011), is violence and its possible answers: forgiveness and revenge. The film revolves around a doctor Anton who works in a refugee camp in sub-Saharan Africa. His family lives in a quiet village in Denmark, where his teenage son suffers bullying at school. This movie shows the fragility of a modern society, normal in appearance but with deep fissures that reflect the tragedies plaguing much of the African continent. It helps to understand the reality experienced by more than 10 million refugees and 15 million internally displaced persons surviving in sub-Saharan Africa. Hævnen, the original title whose meaning in Spanish is revenge, invites reflection on another possible response to violence-forgiveness. It is an excellent film for teaching and learning issues related to humanitarian work developed by health professionals in refugee camps around world.
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It is part of: Revista de Medicina y Cine = Journal of Medicine and Movies, 2013, vol. 9, num. 4, p. 156-163
ISSN: 1885-5210
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Infermeria de Salut Pública, Salut mental i Maternoinfantil)

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