WAYS YOU CAN REACT TO FILM
1. DONATE to Remote Area Medical
- Provide healthcare access for those who cannot afford it.
- For $28 you can provide over $500 of medical care for one patient, visit www.ramusa.org
2. STOP the suffering in Appalachia
- Fundraise for the “STOP THE SUFFERING” Initiative (2014-2016) for the people living in the most poverty stricken regions in our nation, visit www.ramusa.org for info
3. VOLUNTEER for Remote Area Medical
- Open the door to medical care by volunteering for RAM!
- Go to: www.ramvolunteers.org
Remote Area Medical
During the U.S. debate about healthcare reform, the media—reporters and news crews and filmmakers—failed to put a human face on what it means to not have access to healthcare. REMOTE AREA MEDICAL fills that gap—it is a film about people, not policy. Focusing on a single three-day clinic held in the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, REMOTE AREA MEDICAL affords us an insider’s perspective on the ebb and flow of the event—from the tense 3:30 a.m. ticket distribution that determines who gets seen to the routine check-ups that take dramatic turns for the worse, to the risky means to which some patients resort for pain relief. We meet a doctor who also drives an 18-wheeler, a denture maker who moonlights as a jeweler, and the organization’s founder, Stan Brock, who first imagined Remote Area Medical while living as a Cowboy in the Amazon rainforest, hundreds of miles from the nearest doctor. But it is the extraordinary stories of the patients, desperate for medical attention, that create a lasting impression about the state of modern health care in America.