The Providers | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Mar 5, 2019

FREE – Thu. Mar. 21, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation on how providers work to reach Americans who would otherwise be left without healthcare. RESERVE SEATS HERE

You're invited to join your community at the next WKAR Indie Lens Pop-Up film screening, featuring the Providers, three rural healthcare providers try to make a difference in the lives of their patients against overwhelming odds.

The Providers | Indie Lens Pop-Up takes place Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m., WKAR. 

The evening begins with a full screening of the film and continues with conversation as panelists comment on the film from personal experiences and expertise.

More information coming soon.

The event is free, but registration is required | RESERVE SEATS HERE

WKAR Indie Lens Pop-Up takes place in the Communication Arts & Sciences Building, WKAR Studios, 404 Wilson Road, on the campus of Michigan State University.

Parking is free after 6 p.m. in the adjacent Trowbridge Road parking ramp.
Parking address: 1149 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, the Providers follows three “country doctors” in New Mexico at clinics offering care to all, regardless of ability to pay. As their personal struggles at times reflect those of their patients, the providers work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left without healthcare. The film will be followed by a panel discussion

The Providers airs Monday, April 8, 2019, 10:00 p.m. on WKAR-HD 23.

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