ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken medical system? The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. ESCAPE FIRE follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. The film is about a way out. It's about saving the health of a nation.
“A elucidating must see! The healthcare debate's An Inconvenient Truth.”—The Village Voice
“There are some genuinely harrowing moments, including a hair-raising journey on an Air Force plane transporting wounded soldiers. A surprisingly thorough, touching look at a tough subject.”—New York Magazine
Official Selection SUNDANCE Film Festival
Official Selection SILVERDOCS Film Festival