Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

To Err Is Human

Year: 2017
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 78 minutes

To Err Is Human
To Err Is Human
To Err Is Human
To Err Is Human


We need to alert you to a Public Health Emergency, but it doesn’t involve that person sniffling next to you, smoking, or your weight. It involves the healthcare system itself. Medical mistakes rank as the third leading cause of death in the U.S., just behind heart disease and cancer. Add nonlethal errors with potentially debilitating results and you have an industry in crisis. But this is not a documentary of horrors. It is one of hope. TO ERR IS HUMAN takes a fearless look at the systemic reasons that have allowed medical errors to continue at such an alarming rate. From there it turns its uncompromising focus to the ways in which the healthcare system can improve and the ways it already has. Looking for models outside healthcare, such as aviation and nuclear power, this film charts a hopeful path forward, one where both caregiver and patient work together. —C.R.

CIFF42 Screenings

Monday, April 09, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM

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Mike Eisenberg

After attending Marietta College in Ohio, Mike Eisenberg spent some time in the Cleveland Indians organization as a pitcher before beginning his career as a filmmaker in Chicago. In addition to directing, editing, and camera operation, he is the founder and creative director of the production studio Tall Tale Productions. His late father, Dr. John Eisenberg, was a pioneer in healthcare policy and improvement.

Whoop Dreams (2014), TO ERR IS HUMAN (2017)

Kailey Eisenberg, Mike Eisenberg, Matt Downe

Mike Eisenberg

Matt Downe

Mike Eisenberg

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