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Watch the trailer for the documentary "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare," to be released theatrically and opening nationally on October 5th, 2012, plus an interview with directors Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke, in which they reveal some interesting and surprising facts about the U.S. healthcare system, below!
It’s not surprising that healthcare tops many Americans' concerns and is at the center of a political firestorm in our nation's Capitol. But the current battle over cost and access does not ultimately address the root of the problem: we have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system. This non-political documentary follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the military. ESCAPE FIRE is about a way out, about saving the health of a nation.
In 2012, in addition to being an "Official Selection" at the Sundance Film Festival, "Escape Fire" won the "Human Rights Award" at the Full Frame Film Festival; the "React to Film Social Issue Award." at the Silverdocs Film Festival; the "Best Director/ Best Documentary" award at the Newport Beach Film Festival, and awarded "Best Documentary" at the Berkshire Film Festival.
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