Escape Fire: Health Care Documentary to Screen at Johns Hopkins Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.

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Baltimore couple and community dynamos Erwin Greenberg and Stephanie Cooper-Greenberg saw the above documentary about the American health care system at the Nantucket Film Festival in June and were moved to action. Now it’s screening at Hopkins tomorrow at 6 p.m.

“We were so impressed that we asked to have a private screening for our visiting doctor friends who were visiting us this summer to discern if there would be interest in having the film shown at Johns Hopkins this September to the medical community,” writes Stephanie in an email.

From there, the documentary was presented to the Berman Institute of Bioethics and, with the collaboration of Johns Hopkins medical students and student organizations, the film was scheduled to be screened tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. in the Chevy Chase Auditorium, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Zayed Tower 2119A.

“Erwin and I are so impressed by this film — poignant and thought provoking — we encourage you to see it,” she added.

The screening is free and will be followed by a discussion with Ruth Faden, director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics; Matt Heineman, producer/co-director of the documentary; Sharon Brownlee, author of Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer, and David Hellmann, MD chairman, Department of Medicine; vice dean, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Jeffrey Kahn, Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy and Deputy Director for Policy and Administration, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, will moderate the discussion.

If you can’t attend the screening this week, you can see it in theaters soon. It will be in public distribution in movie theatres across the country October 5.

Susan Dunn

Susan Gerardo Dunn is the founder of Baltimore Fishbowl.
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