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

White Coat Rebels

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 83 minutes

White Coat Rebels
White Coat Rebels

“Do no harm.” The simple, ethical commitment doctors have been making for generations can fade with time—or heavy-handed persuasion. But thanks to a handful of seasoned doctors and a current wave of young medical professionals who have witnessed the damaging impacts of Big Pharma on patients across the country, there may be a cure for the drug industry’s stranglehold on health care in America. WHITE COAT REBELS follows the grassroots efforts of medical students nationwide, led by UCLA’s Neda Ashtari and Case Western Reserve University’s Gloria Tavera, and their fight to make essential medications affordable for all. With persistent drug reps bombarding doctors’ offices, incessant advertising for prescription drugs to the public, and powerful control over research studies, doctors at every level of medicine reveal how pharmaceutical companies have infiltrated every facet of today’s health care system. Now, in the face of a devastating opioid crisis and lingering pandemic, these health care providers implore audiences to join the movement to advocate and vote for fair access to life-saving medicine. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Westfield Studio Theatre

Friday, April 01, 2022 at 7:25 PM

Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 2:25 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Sidebars
Teen-Friendly Films
Women of the World

Competition
Global Health Competition

Director
Greg Barker

Producers
Diane Becker, Greg Barker, Christopher Buchanan, Dr. Harriet Fraser

Cinematography
Tom Bergmann

Editing
Todd Downing

Film Contact

Film Sponsors

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

Community Partners

CWRU AIDS Clinical Trials Unit

Northeast Ohio Association for Hispanic Health

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