Anna Moot-Levin and Laura Green
Full Frame 2018
DOC NYC, AFI Docs, SF DocFest, DOClahoma, DocUtah, GlobeDocs, United Nations Association, Virginia, Rocky Mountain Women’s, Big Sky Doc, Sebastopol Doc, Cleveland,
A portrait of healthcare workers who serve a rural community facing serious challenges.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Northern New Mexico: An area hard hit by the opioid crisis and still reeling from the 2008 recession. Exploring a community with few public resources and a depressed population, Anna Moot-Levin and Laura Green’s film profiles three healthcare providers working for El Centro, a safety-net clinic network covering 22,000 square miles that serves those without agency, health insurance, or financial resources. Each healthcare practitioner has his/her own very personal encounters with addiction that fuels a fervent desire to help others combat illness. Their superhuman actions form both an uplifting story about the capacity for human kindness and a stark reminder of the healthcare crisis in rural America and beyond.