Making a Sequel
FILMMAKERS Terry Sterrenberg & Laurie Simons
We have been married for over 30 years, and both of us are licensed counselors. During the last decade, we became particularly passionate about filmmaking. In 2011 we released a self-funded documentary film called “The Healthcare Movie”, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. In the making of the Healthcare Movie, we learned how two neighboring countries (Canada and the USA) ended up taking such drastically different paths to providing healthcare for their people. Much to our surprise the movie was adopted by healthcare advocates all over the United States, and has led us on tours around the country.
Many folks have asked if we plan to make a sequel to The Healthcare Movie now that Obamacare has been implemented. In the meantime, other related films have emerged, like Escape Fire, Waiting Room, and most recently Fix It. These films are adding to public awareness of the issues impacting healthcare in America. We began to wonder what kind of new film we could make that will contribute to forwarding the movement.
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After giving this idea a lot of thought, we began to recognize the need for another film that explores what is already happening at the national level and in states around the country to finally bring about healthcare equity for all people in the United States. There are things happening at the federal level and in many states that people are not hearing about in the media.
NOW IS THE TIME: Healthcare for Everybody lifts the fog of resignation and inspires its viewers to show up and step into action.