A documentary film illustrating advantages of Canada's healthcare system over that of the United States will be screened at the Arlington Community Church in Kensington on Sunday.
The 65-minute film, The Healthcare Movie, is narrated by actor Kiefer Sutherland and produced by the Canadian/American couple Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg.
The screening takes place at noon and will be followed by a discussion. The event is sponsored by the Contra Costa Chapter of Health Care for All, the Arlington Community Church United Church of Christ and the League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County.
An event flyer is attached to this article. Those wishing more information can contact Nel Benningshof, firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-237-2036.
The website for film provides the following description:
"The Healthcare Movie reveals the personal and emotional impact on Canadians who now have access to universal health care because of the heroism of people who took a stand nearly 50 years ago. It also reveals the continuing struggle in the United States between the fear of government intervention and the right to quality health care for all people.
"Every day people are dying or going bankrupt due to the ills of the United States system. Who are we in the face of this human tragedy? If you agree that people are more important than profits, then you must watch this film."