International Film Circuit | Release Date: September 28, 2012
Summary: The Waiting Room uses unprecedented access to go behind the doors of Oakland’s Highland Hospital, a safety-net hospital fighting for survival while weathering the storm of a persistent economic downturn. Stretched to the breaking point, Highland is the primary care facility for 250,000 patients of nearly every nationality, race, and religion, with 250 patients – most of them uninsured – crowding its emergency room every day. Using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voiceover, the film offers a raw, intimate, and often uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers cope with disease, bureaucracy, frustration, hope and hard choices during one typically hectic day. (International Film Circuit)
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Runtime: 81 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://www.whatruwaitingfor.com/
Production: ITVS
Genres: Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Peter Nicks Director
Producer Credit
Emma Cott Field Producer
Lawrence Lerew Co-Producer
Linda Davis Producer
N'Jeri Eaton Associate Producer
Peter Nicks Producer
Scott Verges Executive Producer
Stanley Nelson Consulting Producer
William Hirsch Producer