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“A must-see! ‘An InconvenIent truth’ for the healthcare debate.” —Anthony Kaufman, the Village Voice

Surviving the System


Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Surviving the System

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Film, Food and Living Panel Discussion! Bring your friends and join us for a fun and educational evening. We will be showing the film Escape Fire, a documentary on America's current healthcare system. Following the film, you'll enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks from several local businesses. We'll conclude the evening with a panel discussion from several healthcare experts and talk about ways we as consumers can survive the system.

When: Tuesday, December 4th at 6:00 pm

Where: The Cinema Center 437 East Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Cost: $20/person 

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The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system?

American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs––almost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of healthcare costs are spent on preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in our society.


It’s not surprising that healthcare tops many Americans' concerns and is at the center of a political firestorm in our nation's Capitol. But the current battle over cost and access does not ultimately address the root of the problem: we have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system.

Escape Fire examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. This film follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. Escape Fire is about finding a way out. It's about saving the health of a nation.


ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (Trailer) from Our Time Projects on Vimeo.

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When & Where

The Cinema Center
437 East Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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GladdMD is inspired by the transformational journey of Dr. Jeffrey Gladd, MD. After plugging through ten years of medical school, family medicine residency and private practice with the institutional blinders on, Dr. Gladd discovered the incredible power of whole foods eating. He transformed his health, lost 50 pounds, and no longer depended on prescriptions for panic attacks. Through this, his medical practice also shifted, now appreciating and cultivating the body's innate capacity of self-healing, Dr. Gladd promotes health rather than simply managing disease.

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