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Escape Fire: Screening at D'Youville College Buffalo NY
DYC to Screen Film on The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Buffalo, New York – August 29, 2013 – What has been called the definitive film on the current state of American healthcare, 'Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare' will be screened on campus Tuesday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. in DAC 216.

Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, filmmakers Susan Froemke and Matthew Heineman present an argument for change in healthcare. They ask what can be done to save our broken medical system, by examining the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in a medical industry designed for profit-driven rather than patient-driven care.

The film is considered a primer on how to save the health of a nation and will be shown at the same date and time across the U.S.

“Our goal with Escape Fire is to provoke a paradigm shift in how our country views health and healing, said the filmmakers. "We hope the audiences will come away with a clearer understanding of how and why our system is broken, the barriers to change, and potential solution, or "escape fires," that could fix our system."

Froemke and Heineman hope people who are upset by the powerful financial and political interests pushing to maintain the status quo in American medicine "will be empowered to help push for societal change and recognize the "escape fires," or solutions, around us."

"We also hope people will walk away personally inspired to take better control of their own health, realizing in many ways they have the power to heal."

The special D'Youville screening is sponsored by the DYC Health Services Administration department. There will be a discussion following the presentation. The screening is free and open to the public.


Dr. Lisa Rafalson at 716-829-8489.