The Waiting Room

Wednesday, September 26 - Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Back by popular demand!

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.

  • Country USA
  • Year 2012
  • Running Time 81 minutes
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  • Director Peter Nicks