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Big Charity is a feature-length documentary film about the tragic demise of the most important medical institution in the state of Louisiana, New Orleans’s 280-year-old Charity Hospital. This political and emotionally-charged film examines not only the controversial decision to close the public care hospital after Hurricane Katrina – which left Charity staff and patients stranded without food, running water or electricity – but illuminates and deepens the discourse over healthcare access and delivery in the United States. Charting Charity’s life and legacy, the film reviews both the long-term economic benefits of the new privately managed hospital currently under construction and the ongoing consequences of Charity’s absence.

2015-10-08
Civil Rights & Social Justice|Education & Health

Director

Alex Glustrom

Co-Producers

Ben Johnson

Catherine Rierson

www.bigcharityfilm.com/
www.facebook.com/BigCharity