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Presented by Doctors For America
Monday, October 29 7:00PM - 9:09PM
in Seattle, WA at SIFF Cinema Uptown $10.00 General
The Event Program
- Movie presentation of Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
"A must-see! 'An Inconvenient Truth' for the healthcare debate."
– Anthony Kaufman (The Village Voice)
ESCAPE FIRE tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken medical system? The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care 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. Filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke interweave dramatic personal arcs of patients and physicians with the stories of leaders battling to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the U.S. military. 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)
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- Panel Discussion
Moderator: Lisa Plymate, MD, Washington State Director, Doctors for America
Teresa Mosqueda, Legislative and Policy Director, WA State Labor Council; Chair, Healthy Washington Coalition
Aaron Katz, Ph.D., Dept of Global Health, U of Washington School of Public Health
Sharon Paige, Ph.D, 4th year medical student, U of Washington
Senator Karen Keiser, Chair, Washington Senate Health and Long-term Care Committee
Rep. Eileen Cody, Chair, Washington House Health Care and Wellness Committee