Remote Area Medical, winner of the 2013 NPT Human Spirit Award at the 2013 Nashville Film Festival, screens tonight, Wednesday, November 6, at 8:30 pm at Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theater, as part of the university’s excellent HumanDocs film series.
The time couldn’t be riper to see this film. Directors Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman’s film offers a moving portrait of patients and volunteers at the three day “pop-up” medical clinic organized by the non-profit Remote Area Medical (RAM) at the Bristol, Tennessee NASCAR speedway. With the clinic offering medical, dental, and vision care, the film captures the desperation and resignation of patients long denied access, as well as the compassion of providers giving of themselves to serve.
When awarding the film in April, the NPT Human Spirit jury said the film ‘hits close to home, capturing and communicating what it means to be human today, in Tennessee. Doctors and Nurses who once flew to Central and South America to care for people with no access to basic health care now find they don’t even need to leave the U.S. to find those people. They can find them right here in our home state. This is a beautiful, moving and ultimately troubling film that viewers will be thinking about long after it’s over.”
A brief discussion will follow the screening. The panel features Kate Payne, CEO, University Community Health Services; Dr. Bruce Wolf, founder of Dispensary of Hope; Dr. Parker Panovec, medical director, Faith Family Health Center; Nathan Owens, Lipscomb pre-med undergraduate; and Beth Youngblood, executive associate dean, Lipscomb School of Nursing.
The screening and panel are free and open to the public. HumanDocs is proud to partner with Lipscomb’s School of Nursing, the Nashville Film Festival, and Nashville Public Television to bring Remote Area Medical to the Lipscomb campus.
Shamblin Theater is in Lipscomb’s Bennett Campus Center. Parking should be available on the campus drive entered from Granny White Pike near Lipscomb Academy or in the lots parallel to Belmont Boulevard.