Healthcare Documentary Screening – Calgary
Join us for an in-person screening of an eye-opening documentary that sheds light on the privatization of Alberta’s healthcare system. This event will take place on Thu May 18 2023. Doors will open at 6:00 PM in the cSPACE studio theatre.
In a showdown between unions and free-market capitalism, a college-aged protagonist, challenges a powerful conservative Health Minister whose controversial decisions have led to an exodus of doctors and nurses leaving Alberta. Health Law professors, politicians, healthcare workers, and union leaders will be interviewed to find out who wins and who loses under a two-tiered healthcare system. More broadly, the film will explore if Canadian universal healthcare is being threatened.
The documentary explores the challenges faced by patients and healthcare professionals alike and offers a unique perspective on the state of healthcare in Canada. After the screening, we will have a Q&A session with U of C Health Law professor Lorian Hardcastle and filmmaker Kieran Fong.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about healthcare in Canada and connect with others who are passionate about improving the system. Don’t miss out!
About the filmmakers:
KIERAN FONG is an Edmontonian documentary filmmaker whose films focus on poignant social issues. In his first film, EXODUS: A VIETNAMESE REFUGEE’S JOURNEY TO CANADA, he explored his dad’s harrowing journey as a Vietnamese refugee. He has received praise from numerous professional documentary filmmakers including those who have worked with the National Film Board of Canada and those who have attended Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival.
AMAIR JAVAID is a Canadian filmmaker based in Calgary, Alberta. His previous film HAFIZ focused on the struggle of a recent immigrant’s quest to become a doctor. He interviewed several medical students when conducting research for the story, where he learned about the traumatizing things doctors and healthcare workers must see. HAFIZ was nominated for several local awards and screened internationally at film festivals worldwide, and can now be viewed on YouTube.