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The Waiting Room Concerts Documentary

A scene from 'The Waiting Room'

"The Waiting Room" uses unprecedented access to go behind the doors of Oakland’s Highland Hospital, a safety-net hospital fighting for survival while weathering the storm of a persistent economic downturn. Stretched to the breaking point, Highland is the primary care facility for 250,000 patients of nearly every nationality, race, and religion, with 250 patients – most of them uninsured – crowding its emergency room every day. Using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voiceover, the film offers a raw, intimate, and often uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers cope with disease, bureaucracy, frustration, hope and hard choices during one typically hectic day.


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Released - Wednesday, September 26 , 2012
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  • Directed by - Peter Nicks
  • Distributed by - International Film Circuit
  • MPAA Rating - Unrated