Friday, January 27, 11:30 am, Showplace

Clínica de Migrantes: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Clínica de Migrantes: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

  • Maxim Pozdorovkin
  • 39 minutes
  • 2016
  • USA
  • Friday, January 27, 11:30 am, Showplace
Sponsored by End Immigration Detention Network Peterborough 
Jury Award Best Short, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2016; Norman Vaughan Indomitable Spirit Award, Telluride Mountainfilm 2016; Jury Award Best Documentary Short, Palm Springs Shortfest 2016.

The day-to-day struggle of providing health care to undocumented immigrants

By law, undocumented migrants cannot obtain health insurance – which means they are turned away from hospitals and denied medical treatment. Dr. Steve Larson addresses this dilemma by opening Puentes, a clinic for non-status migrants that is staffed by volunteer doctors. Full of unforgettable patient-doctor interactions and human portraits, this is the story of America’s true untouchable class and of the heroic few who reach out to help them.