The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

Directed by: Peter Nicks

Wednesday, September 26 - Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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This vivid, intimate portrait captures the American healthcare system in microcosm, stretched nearly to the breaking point. Overburdened and underfunded, the Emergency Room at Oakland’s Highland Hospital offers medical help to more than 70,000 people a year. Talented and dedicated doctors, nurses and social workers labor tirelessly to treat a population that’s largely uninsured and disadvantaged, with nowhere else to turn for care.

81 Minutes
USA, 2012
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"Astounding and moving."
- San Francisco Chronicle

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