REMOTE AREA MEDICAL

Directed by: Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman 2013 | 83 min.

Section: Documentaries

Premiere: Hawaii


Synopsis

Sponsored by:

Halekulani

While living in the Amazon jungle, Stan Brock was inspired to organize volunteer pop-up clinics in remote regions of the world, an effort he called Remote Area Medical. That was three decades ago. Little did he know that today 60 per cent of his organization’s efforts would focus, not on faraway locales, but on his adopted country, the US. This surprising film tells the story of a three-day clinic held in the USA, in Bristol, Tennessee, a mere 115 miles from RAM headquarters. Volunteer doctors, nurses and support workers joined forces to deliver basic medical, dental and eye care to hundreds who would otherwise have none. Patients came in droves days in advance, sleeping in cars, tents or on the ground with no cover. “We cut back on places like Guatemala, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Africa…simply because we’re overwhelmed with the need here,” says Stan. “Welcome to America.”

Screenings

Friday, October 18 8:30 PM Dole Cannery E Date Passed
Saturday, October 19 11:15 AM Dole Cannery C Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman
Producer Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman, Daniel O'Meara
Executive Producer Dan Cogan, Ilene Kahn-Power, Lilly Hartley
Cinematographer Gary Griffin, Jarred Alterman, Steven Bognar, Jeff Reichert, Nadia Hallgren, Erick Stoll, Errol Webber
Editor Sam Pollard
Music Composer David Wingo
Sound Julia Reichert, Liz Cambron, Arlonzo Brown, Erin Davis, Ryan Carroll, Brockton T. Komon, Lela May Klein