A real—life hospital emergency room drama, THE WAITING ROOM goes behind the closed doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The stories of several patients and the hospital staff charged with caring for them lay bare the struggle and determination of both a community and an institution coping with limited resources and no road map for navigating a health care landscape marked by historic economic and political dysfunction.
THE WAITING ROOM is a film about one hospital, its multifaceted community, and how our common vulnerability to illness binds us together as humans.
“One of the ten best films of the year.”— The Washington Post
Official Selection HOTDOCS Film Festival
Official Selection SILVERDOCS FIlm Festival
Official Selection FULL FRAME Documentary Film Festival