Monday, September 29, 2008

P.O.V. presents Critical Condition

"What brings me to the subject [of health care] again and again is that the problems keep getting worse. When I first reported on this problem in the 1980s, there were some twenty million Americans without health insurance. Now, there are 47 million Americans without health insurance." - Roger Weisberg

Critical Condition by filmmaker Roger Weisberg (Waging a Living) paints a disturbing and gripping portrait of what happens when you’re sick and uninsured in America. The unforgettable subjects of this cinema verite documentary discover that being uncovered can cost them their jobs, health, homes, savings, and even their lives.

See a trailer and behind-the-scenes features here.

This film airs Tuesday, September 3o at 9 p.m. on WGVU TV & WGVU HD. Stay tuned following the program for Rx for Change, outlining the presidential candidates' stands on health care reform and featuring a discussion with two non-partisan experts who will evaluate the plans.

"I wanted to put a human face on the problem of not having access to health care if you're uninsured, but I was also careful not to presume to prescribe a cure or a political solution. I felt that that wasn't the mission of a cinema verité film." - Roger Weisberg

Read the rest of his interview here.