|BORN IN GOMA|
|Director: Chris Carpenter|
United States, 2012, 48min
Format: Digital (screening) - HDV, HD DVD (shooting)
Festival Year: 2013
2013 FILMS »
2013 DOCUMENTARY FILMS »
|Crew: ||Associate Producer: Lisa Dickey -
Editor and Associate Producer: Todd Dayton -
Story Editor: Karen Everett -
Cameraman and Translator: Slykiz Kizito Nkoranyi -
Original Score: Willian Ryan Fritch -
Animation: Carlo Flores|
Dr. Chris Carpenter travels to Goma, a war-ravaged city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to work at the HEAL Africa hospital. Each day, he cares for the sickest and most desperate children in the region. During his journey, he meets three special patients, each trying to survive in the midst of extreme poverty and violence. Born in Goma follows Isaac, Gisele and Dieume as they work against remarkable odds to regain their health and build brighter futures.
Dr. Chris Carpenter was born and raised in San Leandro, California, and received his bachelors degree at the University of California, Irvine. After finishing medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a pediatric residency at the University of California, San Francisco, he set off on his lifelong mission to work as a pediatric doctor in war-ravaged areas of the developing world. Born in Goma is Chris's first feature.