Bloodletting - Life, Death, Healthcare
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Jefe," a child in Cuba with visual impairments, shows a U.S.
delegation of healthcare professionals braille books.
SPECIAL JURY AWARD !
The 4th International Documentary Festival of Three Continents
awarded BLOODLETTING a special jury award because, to quote the
Festival Jury, "it tackles bravely the problem of the blockade
to Cuba and the health care situation in USA and Cuba." BLOODLETTING
showed in several countries for this festival, including Argentina,
and was also shown on national television in Venezuela! [link]
NuevoCine Latinoamericano International Film Festival selected BLOODLETTING
in their 27th festival, held in Havana, Cuba, December 6 - 16, 2005.
Thanks to the generous help of Cuban filmmaker Arnaldo Ilem, the documentary
also screened twice in Santa Clara. For the documentary, and the filmmaker,
the festival was a "coming home." "So much of the footage
showing the Cuban healthcare system and the Cuban people gives the doc
a sense of hope and vibrancy," says Green. Cuban audiences in Cuba
warmly received the doc, and support from many in the US allowed us
to give copies of the DVD to many of the Cuban healthcare professionals
featured in the film. [link]
One of many
theatres in Havana where the Festival Internacional del
Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano was held this year.
PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BLOODLETTING
at Bloodletting showing at Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
intensely personal story of one uninsured family's interaction
with the American health care system is a call to action. More
than 45 million Americans like the Greens are forced to choose
between financial crisis or their health. It's a choice that not
one of us should ever have to make. If you're not already an activist
in the fight for quality, affordable health care for all, this
film will inspire you to sign up."
Andrew L. Stern
President of the Service Employees International Union
is an important and timely film that challenges government policymakers
and the American health care industry to end the the shameful and disgraceful
disparities in America's health care system in which the wealthy receive
the highest standard of health care while millions of Americans are
totally shut out of adequate health care."
-- Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Author and nationally syndicated columnist
Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable
highly recommend this informative and insightful film.
"Bloodletting: Life, Death, Healthcare takes on the challenge
of visually awakening the American public to the plight of the
United States healthcare system and motivates the viewers
to act before they become further entrenched in a system that
does not work.....
intensity pushes the viewer out of the arm chair and into the
arena of action... The stunning visuals and original sound track
set the tone for this hard-hitting, emotionally intense docu-drama
about real people dealing with life and death issues of a failing
Green and family who starred in the documentary at Hollywood premiere.
Marie Malerich, freelance writer [For
a full text of her review, click here.]
SHOWING, Larkspur, California.
In February, 2006, Bloodletting showed to an enthusiastic audience
in Larkspur where filmmakers joined Carol Cross who spoke about
the next Pastors for Peace caravan to Cuba, and the Cuban Medical
School for foreigners. Thank you to Sheila & Erno of Marin
Interfaith Task Force on the Americas who inspired this wonderful
Film Festival, San Francisco & Oakland, California.
In July, 2005, Bloodletting: Life Death Healthcare came home!
This was the first festival selection where BLOODLETTING was shown
in its hometown, Oakland.
FESTIVAL, Hollywood, California. [link]
Bloodletting: Life Death Healthcare was selected for the prestigious
Artivist Film Festival which took place in the Egyptian Theater
in Hollywood in April, 2005. The Artivist features artistic, activist
films. Bloodletting played as a featured film in their human rights
category, winning a high level of audience enthusiasm based on
a survey by UC Irvine.
Lorna Green attends community showing in Marin County, California.
CREATIONS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Bangalore, India.
Molecules Creations, an independent media forum, held its first documentary
film festival in December 2004, with a focus on "letting silences
speak," giving voice to the silenced. For a write up on the festival,
see India's National Newspaper, The
8TH INTERNATIONAL LABOR FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL, Seoul, South Korea.
Hosted by Labor news Production and sponsored by the Korean Film Commission
(KBC), Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and MediACT, the
Eighth Seoul International Labor Video and Film Festival was held November,
2004. Bloodletting joined a truly international line-up of fascinating
and original stories of workers throughout the world.
SHOWING: April 16, 2005, 10 a.m.
Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable
HOSTED BY Earl Ofari Hutchinson at the Los Angeles Urban Policy
Roundtable, at The Lucy Florence Coffeehouse, 3351 W. 43rd St., L.A.
COMMUNITY SHOWINGS: April 4 & May 12, 2005 NEW MEXICO!
Hosted by Ted Cloak and the Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice,
at the corner of Silver & Howard in Albuquerque. Letter to the Editor
in Albuquerque Tribune can be found here. [link]
SHOWING : October 24, 2004 LOS ANGELES
Echo Park Film Center Human Rights Film Festival [link]
SHOWING - Minneapolis, MN - September, 2004
Review from this showing can be accessed here.
SHOWING - JULY 18th, 2004 at 7 p.m. [link]
Workmen's Circle, Los Angeles, CA
cooperation with the LA Coalition in Cooperation with Cuba, the Workmen's
Circle in Los Angeles presents the feature documentary, BLOODLETTING.
For more information on the Coalition, you may subscribe to their e-mail
list by sending a blank e-mail to CubaLosAngelesemail@example.com.
Nicole Moore & Director-Writer Lorna Green address audience in Larkspur,
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of New York City Interviews Director Lorna Green [link]
in BLOODLETTING grows nationwide, Prairie Miller of WBAI interviewed
Director Lorna Green about her timely documentary, BLOODLETTING: Life,
Death, Healthcare. "Especially in this election year, we have to
put the issue of healthcare in the forefront," Green said. "Too
often, the day to day lives of uninsured people like my mother are forgotten
with the hubbub surrounding high stakes politics," she continued.
"You can't build a healthy economy without people being healthy."
Green's interview aired on July 13th, 2004.
interest in BLOODLETTING is also reflected in Latin American press.
See this article that appeared in the Spanish-language wire, Notimex.
Press Kit Now Available [link]
& media invited to use our EPK. Resources available include story
summary, stills, recent press releases and press coverage, and more.
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