Beyond the Classroom presents "The Waiting Room"

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 2:00 PM
Where: 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

"The Waiting Room: 24 hours. 241 patients. One stretched ER!"

The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The ER waiting room captures in vivid detail what it means for millions of Americans to live without health insurance. Young victims of gun violence take their turn alongside artists and small business owners who lack insurance. The Waiting Room lays bare the struggle and determination of both a community and an institution coping with limited resources and no road map for navigating a health care landscape marked by historic economic and political dysfunction. It is a film about one hospital, its multifaceted community, and how our common vulnerability to illness binds us together as humans.

Website: http://www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond The Classroom
+1 301 314 6622

www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu




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