UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION, SANTA ROSA
ADVOCATES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM PROJECT PRESENTS:
Following Michael Moore’s searing indictment of US health care systems, the second offering in our Caring in Community series explores how our systems look closer to home. This 2012 Award-winning “The Waiting Room: 24 hours. 241 patients. One stretched ER” from Peter Nicks, was reviewed by the New York Times: “As poetic and universal as a modern-day Grapes of Wrath.” The Waiting Room is a riveting look behind the doors of a public hospital’s overtaxed emergency room in Oakland, California. A poignant blend of humor and drama, the film offers a raw, intimate and ultimately uplifting look at the struggle and determination of one community and one hospital coping with limited resources and no road map for navigating a health care landscape marked by historic economic and political dysfunction. The Waiting Room is an eloquent and urgent anthem of the power of our collective humanity to meet the greatest challenges of our time. This verite documentary runs approx 81 minutes.
Discussion, as always, follows the viewing of the film. Please bring whatever you wish to eat. We will offer a snack, not lunch.