Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American HealthcareDirected by Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke
U.S.A., 2012, 98 min.
We have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system. Potent forces fight to maintain the status quo in a medical industry created for quick fixes, rather than prevention—for profit-driven, rather than patient-driven, care. After decades of opposition, a movement to introduce innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing is finally gaining ground. With consummate skill, the directors of this film interweave dramatic personal stories with the testimony of leaders battling to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the U.S. military. Escape Fire offers a way out—a primer on how to save the health of a nation.
Discussion with director Matthew Heineman to follow
"Destined to be hailed as the definitive film on American healthcare.”
– David Courier (Sundance Senior Programmer)
Sundance Nominee for Grand Jury Prize 2012
Sponsored by Martha's Vineyard Yoga Festival