Disclaimer:I have connections to 2 of the major themes of this wonderful documentary as a fellow at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and a retired army physician…and I am not a professional movie reviewer. This film moved me in ways that are beyond my ability to express.
Regardless of where you come down in the healthcare debate you need to see this important film, described as “An Inconvenient Truth” for healthcare.
The name can be confusing. It is a metaphor for the “obvious solution” which so often hides in plain view, just outside awareness; the escape that exists for our health care system, our country as a whole and each of us as individuals if only we see the way.
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Health Care was a featured selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and opened to a limited theatrical release on October 5th. It has won multiple awards including best documentary at the Newport Beach and Berkshire Film Festivals.
It’s greatest strength is that it brings into such stark contrast the healthcare we have and the healthcare we could have – with improved outcomes and reduced costs- in compelling human terms.
It is available for download on ITunes if you, like me, can’t find a theater near you.
Visit the website for Escape Fire for much more information.