Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
Dirs. Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke
Documentary | U.S.A. | 2012 | 98 min.
Town-meeting-style discussion with Director Matthew Heineman and Former Head of Medicare Don Berwick to follow
We have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system. Potent forces fight to maintain the status quo in a medical industry created for quick fixes rather than prevention—for profit-driven, rather than patient-driven, care. After decades of opposition, a movement to introduce innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing is finally gaining ground. With consummate skill, the directors of this film interweave dramatic personal stories with the testimony of leaders battling to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the U.S. military. Escape Fire offers a way out—a primer on how to save the health of a nation.
"Destined to be hailed as the definitive film on American healthcare.”
– David Courier (Sundance Senior Programmer)
GRAND JURY PRIZE
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