"The Waiting Room" Film Screening with Q&A

April 9, 2013 - 7:00 pm

HNI Auditorium (Room C20)
Pomerantz Center
(just north of the Pappajohn Business Building)

At 7 pm on Tuesday, April 9, the University of Iowa Public Policy Center proudly presents "The Waiting Room" Film Screening with Director Peter Nicks and Q&A Moderated by Iowa Public Radio's Ben Kieffer in the Pomerantz Center's HNI Auditorium (Room C20). The Pomerantz Center is just north of the Pappajohn Business Building.

"The ER waiting room serves as the grounding point for the film, capturing in vivid detail what it means for millions of Americans to live without health insurance. Young victims of gun violence take their turn alongside artists and small business owners who lack insurance. Steel workers, taxi cab drivers and international asylum seekers crowd the halls. The film weaves the stories of several patients – as well as the hospital staff charged with caring for them – as they cope with the complexity of the nation’s public health care system, while weathering the storm of a national recession." Watch the trailer here: http://www.whatruwaitingfor.com/film/

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in these programs, please contact the PPC's Community Engagement Coordinator, Liz Watson, at elizabeth-m-watson@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-6817.

For more information, visit: ppc.uiowa.edu/forkenbrock

Co-sponsors of these events include: FilmScene and the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine and the Office of Cultural Affairs & Diversity Initiatives, Center for Human Rights, Chief Diversity Office, College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics and Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry, College of Public Health and Department of Health Management & Policy, Department of Communications Studies, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies, Global Health Club; Global Health Studies Program; Injury Prevention Research Center; Institute for Cinema and Culture; International Programs; Iowa United Nations Association; KRUI; Obermann Center for Advanced Studies; Office of the President; ONE at University of Iowa; Pentacrest Museums; Public Policy Center; and School of Journalism & Mass Communication.