“Black Women in Medicine” Doc To Hit Theaters On Aug. 26Posted by Wilson Morales
August 19, 2016
Coming to theaters in New York (August 26 through September 1) and Los Angeles (September 2 through 8) is “Black Women in Medicine,” the first documentary to explore the history, contemporary issues and future possibilities of African American women physicians through the diverse voices of young medical students, practicing physicians, and elder trailblazers—like former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders—on what it means to be a Black female doctor in America.
This groundbreaking film includes rarely seen documentation of Black women practicing medicine during critical operations, emergency room urgent care, and community wellness sessions as well as in in-depth original interviews and compelling archival images. The film also includes an appearance by Dr. Ben Carson. In telling the stories of women who have overcome barriers related to race and gender, “Black Women in Medicine” celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.
“Black Women in Medicine” shows the extraordinary lengths to which women will go to reach their dreams—despite all odds.
Crystal Emery, the film’s director, is a powerhouse who has never let the fact that she is a quadriplegic stop her. In fact, she’s gone on to inspire the masses to challenge the limitations they face, as a filmmaker, playwright, writer, producer and activist. “Black Women in Medicine” is her second documentary. Emery recently launched (with former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, who is also a subject of the film as is Dr. Ben Carson) a national initiative called “Changing the Face of Medicine”. The effort is designed to increase the number of Black doctors from 4 percent to 7 percent by the year 2030 by encouraging the next generation to take up careers as physicians.
August 26 – September 1
22 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
SHOW TIMES: 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, 9:15pm