(San Francisco, CA, Thursday, April 4, 2019) – Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage, and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare professionals in northern New Mexico at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to anyone who walks through the doors.
Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach those who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. The Providers, shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients.
The Providers will premiere on Independent Lens on Monday, April 8, 2019, from 10:00 to 11:30 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS and will also be available simultaneously for online streaming at pbs.org.
Directed by Laura Green and Anna Moot-Levin, both the children of doctors, and share a lifelong fascination with medicine. Growing up in medical offices and dinner discussions about the American health care system and the dynamics of underserved patients.
Anna Moot-Levin 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). Her work has been screened at festivals around the world including The American Pavilion at Cannes and the AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Film Festival. 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. She is an assistant professor at San Francisco State University. The Providers is her debut feature film.
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