The Providers

Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6:30pm
Washington U./Brown

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, "The Providers" follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors, regardless of ability to pay. Amid personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients. The Washington City Paper writes: “‘The Providers’ establishes a vivid sense of space, its small towns nestled in Southwestern landscapes under endless skies that seem to dwarf the caregivers struggling to make a difference. But what makes this land so rich is the people who care for it and its less fortunate souls…. This inspiring movie finds that, for some young professionals, vocations start where they are most needed — at home.”

Free
2018
85 min.
English

Directed by

Laura Green & Anna Moot-Levin

Country

U.S.

Film Category

Human Rights Spotlight Interfaith Competition Leon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Spotlight on Inspiration Documentary Competition Women in Film Spotlight

Subject

Addiction Human Rights Latino Medicine Native American

Genre

Biopic
With co-director Moot-Levin.

Film Website

Official Website