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St. Louis University School of Medicine — Movie Night: “Wait Till It’s Free” Documentary Review & Dinner

October 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


NOTE: This event takes place in the central time zone. Visitor Parking is in Hickory East Parking Garage, 3424 Hickory Street, St. Louis, MO


All are welcome to BRI-Saint Louis’s first official BRI event! Dinner will be provided while we offer a showing of the acclaimed documentary “Wait Till It’s Free.” We also plan to leave plenty of time after the viewing to discuss the documentary and talk about what we may or may not agree with in the film. Click on the icon above to view the first 20 minutes of the film, free.

POST-EVENT SUMMARY: 21 students attended. After a quick introduction and reminder of upcoming BRI events/deadlines, students ate Thai food and watched the documentary “Wait Till It’s Free.” After the film was over, students stayed for an additional 30 minutes to discuss.

The discussion started with a summary of general thoughts and questions about the film. Some students were curious what the essential differences between the Canadian and British systems were. Other students were confused about how Samaritan Ministries worked. In general, we had an open and balanced discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the documentary.

Most of the students thought that the documentary had very good points to make, but was unbalanced. This is to be expected from a documentary, however, and we discussed possibly showing an alternative documentary such as “Sicko” by Michael Moore. The students were very grateful for the event and many expressed interest in coming to more events!

TESTIMONIALS & FEEDBACK gathered from attendees:
“Keep hosting events. These are great opportunities to think about how we provide care and even though most physicians get into medicine to help people these conversations illuminate our actual ability to fully help patients.”

“I would like to hear more about what BRI is doing in bringing changes to the healthcare system.”

“I would like to see the other side of the documentary presented, with someone arguing for a single payer system and against capitalism in health care.”



October 5, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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John Flo
(314) 973-3564


St. Louis University, Learning Center
Schwitalla Hall, 1402 S Grand Blvd
St Louis, MO 63104 United States
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