In the frame of its “breakfast debate” discussions, the Institut français du Nigéria is welcoming a screening of the documentary film ‘Restoring Dignity’ on October 23, 2018, in Abuja (52 Libreville St, Wuse II) in collaboration with Inediz and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The event starts at 10 am with the screening of the film followed by a short panel discussion with the French directors of the film, Claire Jeantet and Fabrice Catérini from Inediz and Philip Aruna MSF Nigeria Head of Mission.
Noma is a gangrenous and disfiguring infection that affects the face leading to pain, discomfort and discrimination. Despite being preventable and treatable, an estimated 90% of Noma patients die because of low awareness and lack of access to healthcare. Since 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières has been supporting a programme dedicated to the treatment of Noma in Sokoto Noma Children’s Hospital in partnership with the Ministry of Health. Médecins Sans Frontières has collaborated with Inediz, an independent French production company on ‘Restoring Dignity’ – a 52-minute full feature film following the journey of patients from different regions of Nigeria, male and female, children and adults.
Médecins Sans Frontières also known in English as Doctors Without Borders, is an international, independent medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency medical aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF assists people based on need irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
For further information about the event, please contact:
Marina Lacal, Institut français du Nigéria Cultural programme officer
For information on the documentary:
Claire Jeantet, Founder-Filmmaker, Inediz