Directed by Peter Nicks
Not Rated | 81 min | 2011 | USA
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 film – using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voiceover – offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices.
Winner: Audience Award and Golden Gate Award – 2012 San Francisco International Film Festival; Official Selection – 2012 Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival; 2012 Hot Docs Film Festival; 2012 Full Frame Film Festival; True/False film Festival
** Post film discussion with Susan Stroud, M.D. Residency Director, Emergency Medicine Associate Professor of Surgery, Emergency Medicine; Joel J. Hunt, PA-C Medical Outreach Director, 4th Street Clinic; and Michael Morgan a 4th year medical student going into Emergency Medicine.
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