April 08, 2019
Laura Green and Anna Moot-Levin
Three rural healthcare providers try to make a difference in the lives of their patients against overwhelming odds.
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About the Documentary
Does your zip code determine your life? The Providers gives a very human face to the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, following three healthcare professionals who are doing everything they can to make a difference in northern New Mexico at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to anyone who walks through the doors.
Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach those who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the film shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients, as physicians try to make a difference against overwhelming odds.
Laura Green is an award-winning documentary director and editor based in San Francisco. She has directed, produced and edited five short documentaries which played at festivals worldwide. Her editing work includes the Gotham-nominated documentary-comedy web series The F Word (2017) about fostering to adopt, and the feature documentary True Son (2014), which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. She is an assistant professor at San Francisco State University. The Providers is her debut feature film.
Anna Moot-Levin is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, producer, and editor based in Brooklyn. She has directed, produced, shot and edited five short documentaries, including the award-winning film Track by Track (2013), which premiered at Slamdance and is now in distribution with Sproutflix. Her work has been screened at festivals around the world including The American Pavilion at Cannes and the AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Film Festival. She is also an associate producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job (2010) and editor of The Making of Gabrieli (2017), now streaming on KQED Arts. The Providers is her debut feature film.
DocUtah International Documentary Film Festival
Rockport Film Festival
Humanitarian Spirit Award
Spirit of Activism Award
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Audience Choice Award Best Documentary Feature
Learn more about the documentary
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A Day in the Life of a Rural Doctor, When No Day is the Same
How a Lifelong Fascination with Medicine Turned into a Film About the Rural Healthcare Crisis
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Does your zip code determine your life and how healthy you can be? Can you share any stories of medical providers who went above and beyond?Comments