Against Our Oath – Film Screening in Sydney

11-Oct-2019


A powerful documentary ‘Against Our Oath’ will premiere in Sydney on Sunday 20th October 2019.

About the film

Ethical conflicts erupt for doctors as the Australian government overrides their clinical decisions made for refugee patients. If doctors cannot follow their medical ethics what will happen to their patients?

Asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat are detained on the remote Pacific islands of Manus and Nauru. Ethical conflicts erupt for doctors working within this offshore system when the Australian government overrides their clinical decisions made for asylum seeker and refugee patients. If doctors cannot follow the ethics their profession is bound to, what will happen to their patients?

Filmed over four years this documentary gets behind the hospital doors to hear from clinicians themselves, who face enormous political pressure, as they cannot always act in their patient’s best interest. Doctors become morally torn as they know they must never abandon their patients and the ethics upon which their medical profession was founded….

The film features wonderful doctors, nurses and medical staff who are at the frontline of treating vulnerable refugee patients.

To see more about this compelling documentary, watch the trailer here:


Against Our Oath Official Trailer from Heather Kirkpatrick on Vimeo.

 

 

To buy tickets to the event please follow the following links:

SYDNEY PREMIERE Sun 20 Oct at Sydney Ritz Cinema 6.15pm for 6.30pm opening. Screening + filmmaker Q & A with doctors from film.

Finishes 8.45pm after Q & A. Sydney Ritz Cinema, 45 St Paul’s St, Randwick.

Book here: https://against-our-oath-doco-syd1.eventbrite.com

https://www.againstouroath.com/screening-details/