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Graeme Scott, Buddy Squires – Beyond The Beach-The Hell and The Hope #Venezia76

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A five-years work on a documentary about Emergency and the map of the worst crisis areas on the planet. Unmissable and unforgettable.

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PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Graeme Scott and Buddy Squires, directors of the film Beyond The Beach – The Hell and The Hope.

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Graeme Scott and Buffy Squires worked beside the men and women of Emergency for five years to give us this astounding and shocking report of the war zones and the humanitarian crisis in our planet, where Emergency is operating. Gino Strada came at the end of the project to be interviewed and his voice and his words are the most efficient frame which the daily nightmares of these populations and those who help them are told into.

Beyond The Beach – The Hell and The Hope: gives a glimpse into the lives of doctors, nurses and volunteers who have given up their everyday lives to work in war-torn parts of the world for the Italian NGO Emergency. Created in 1994 by war surgeon Gino Strada, Emergency staff have helped save over 9 million lives around the world. From treating frontline injuries caused by explosions in Kabul, to the monotony of Refugee Camps in Iraq as well as their deployment on the MOAS rescue boats off the coast of Libya, the staff explain how they could not simply stay at home and do nothing knowing they could ‘do something’. We see their laughter, tears and, at times, frustration doing what very few people are brave enough to do and we learn the hardships and emotional stress that they must endure to carry out their missions while never losing hope…

For more information about the film Beyond The Beach – The Hell and The Hope, click here.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Graeme Scott, Buddy Squires
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Beyond The Beach: The Hell and The Hope
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