Series/Themes: Health and Wellness, Historical and Political Themes, z2018
Film Year: 2018
Film Length: 85 min.
Director: Laura Green, Anna Moot-Levin.
Featuring: Matt Probst, Chris Ruge, Leslie Hayes.
In rural America, many people struggle to find adequate access to healthcare. Set in northern New Mexico, The Providers documents the trials of three healthcare providers facing ongoing physician shortages and a crippling opioid epidemic. The doctors work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that cover 22,000 miles square miles and offer their services to all patients, regardless of ability to pay. Working tirelessly, the physicians provide care to people who would not otherwise have access. Intertwining the personal struggles of the physicians with those of their patients, the documentary reveals the transformative power of relationships between healthcare providers and their marginalized patients. Discussion with director Anna Moot-Levin, moderated by Dayna Matthew (UVA)
Supported by Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights
Jefferson School African American Heritage Center