GHMP 'Sicko' Screening
25 May, 2016
Rand Theatre, Medical Building, The University of Melbourne, Parkville
Melbourne University Health Initiative
ATTENTION MELBOURNE AND MONASH GHMP!
Join us for a movie night featuring "Sicko", a satirical documentary that provides a dissection of the US health care system, with a key focus upon coverage of US citizens, and the role that insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies play in influencing health policy affecting more than 350 million Americans.
TIME? 25th May @ 6:30pm
LOCATION? Melbourne Uni - Rand Theatre, Med Building
FOOD? Yes! Light snacks will be provided
Sicko (2007) is a critically acclaimed movie, nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Feature, and has a 91% Rotten Tomatoes rating, and aims to explain why "U.S. Health Care [is] Ranked Worst in the Developed World" (Time, 2014), despite spending two times per capita on health care than most other developed countries. The documentary magnifies the problems faced by following specific patients, as well as placing the spotlight on larger organisations, and even the US government. Even if problems facing the US may not be your primary interest, there are lessons we can all learn from the faults of the most influential player in our world today.
Hope to see you there!