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Film: Bloodletting: Life, Death, Healthcare
Date Friday October 28
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalist Church - Main Hall
505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto
(Wheelchair accessible)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorWorld Centric - Aseem Das
"Bloodletting" is a tale of two countries, one rich, one poor; it's the story of two healthcare systems, one nationalized, one profit-driven; and it's the personal story of two regular people living without healthcare in America. Filmmaker Lorna Green borrows a camera to make a documentary on Cuba's healthcare system, revealing history, culture, and paradoxes of contemporary Cuban life. When she returns to the U.S., she finds her mother, a teacher, and her brother, a manufacturing worker, living without health insurance. Both become caught in a downward cycle in the ugly underbelly of medicine for the uninsured in America. Turning the camera on her own family, Green documents the struggles of real life without a health safety net. What emerges is an intensely personal story, woven in with grave statistics and commentary on a country where 45 million people are uninsured. (67 minutes, 2004.)

The film will be followed by a presentation by an official from Ravenswood Family Health Care, discussion, and social time with organic snacks and drinks.

Suggested donation $5 to $10

Sponsored by:
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center // // 650-326-8837
World Centric // // 650-283-3797
Peace Umbrella of Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto //
Added to the calendar on Friday Oct 21st, 2005 7:01 PM

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