With its approaching theatrical release date of October 5th, the award-winning feature film, ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare is getting media attention across the map. The film was recently featured in the Huffington Post, New York Magazine (as an Editor’s Pick!), and Roger Ebert’s Journal in the Chicago Sun Times.
Roger Ebert, who refers to the film as “extraordinary”, promises a full critique shortly. In the meantime, Ebert discusses ESCAPE FIRE in the context of acupuncture and within the greater context of how the U.S. healthcare system should be called “American sickness care.” In other words, we focus more on healing sick people rather than preventing them from getting sick in the first place, which is a guiding light of the film’s plot.
Wendell Potter of the Huffington Post refers to ESCAPE FIRE as “compelling and convincing” and reviews the film in the context of special interest groups – stating that there are commonsense solutions that require innovative thinkers and risk-takers. The challenge is that the healthcare system has become a business, which seems to value money over preventive care.
To learn more about the film and find theater listings, visit www.escapefiremovie.com.
To read the Chicago Sun Times article, click here.
To read the Huffington Post article, click here.