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Independent Lens: The Waiting Room

9 pm Monday, Oct. 21: View the healthcare system through the eyes of those stuck in an ER waiting room.

Waiting room in Oakland, Calif.

Waiting room in Oakland, Calif.

This immersive documentary film interweaves several stories that unfold in surprising ways in the ER waiting room at Oakland, California’s Highland Hospital — a facility stretched to the breaking point. The film is an intimate rendering of the story of the health care system at a moment of great change, told through the eyes of people stuck — sometimes for up to 14 hours — in the waiting room. It’s a film about one hospital, its multifaceted community and how our common vulnerability to illness binds us. By Peter Nicks.

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