Remote Area Medical
Remote Area Medical documents three days in April 2012, when nearly 2000 Americans waited in the parking lot of Bristol, Tennessee’s massive NASCAR speedway to receive free medical, dental and vision care provided by the volunteer organization Remote Area Medical, the pioneer of no-cost pop-up healthcare clinics.
This deeply compassionate, quietly furious documentary by Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman highlights, in dramatic detail, the woeful lack of medical care available to residents of one Appalachian community—and, by extension, to many Americans.
—The New Yorker
Jeff Reichert is the co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the popular online film journal Reverse Shot. His first feature film, Gerrymandering, premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. He directed and produced This Time Next Year premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival 2014.
Farihah Zaman, Director
Farihah Zaman is a graduate of the Film and Electronic Arts program at Bard College and began working in film as a programmer for the Film South Asia Documentary Film Festival. Currently she is a freelance journalist who write regularly for The Huffington Post, The AV Club and FM Magazine.