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Film Screening and Discussion: Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

  • Date: 12 Feb
  • Location: Rockefeller 003
  • Time: 4:30 p.m.

What can be done to save our broken medical system? Filmmakers Matthew Heineman & Susan Froemke interweave dramatic personal arcs of patients & physicians with stories of leaders battling to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, even the U.S. military.

The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, profit-driven rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. ESCAPE FIRE is about finding a way out of our current crisis. It’s about saving the health of a nation.

Sundance: Grand Jury Prize (Nominated)
Full Frame: Human Rights Award (Winner)
Silverdocs: React to Film Social Issue Award (Winner)
Newport Beach: Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking (Winner)

Discussants:
Ellen Meara
Associate Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Policy, Rockefeller Center

Charlie Wheelan D‘88
Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow, Rockefeller Center

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