Followed by a lively discussion and Q&A with the documentary's filmmaker Anna Moot-Levin.
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors, regardless of ability to pay. Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients.
The Providers premiered at the 2018 Full Frame Film Festival and has received eight film festival awards including the Spotlight on Inspiration Documentary Award from the 2018 St. Louis International Film Festival and the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary from the 2018 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. In April 2019, the film aired nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens with a viewership of 2.5 million.
Anna Moot-Levin, who will be joining us for Q&A after the screening, 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.
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.
A study/discussion group series and monthly documentary viewings, including discussions with the filmmakers.