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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 81 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2013
Available in French: No

In his vivid and thought-provoking filmmaking debut, physician Ryan McGarry gives us unprecedented access to America's busiest Emergency Department. Amidst real life-and-death situations, McGarry follows a dedicated team of charismatic, young doctors-in-training as they wrestle openly with both their ideals and with the realities of saving lives in a complex and overburdened system. Their training ground and source of inspiration is "C-Booth," Los Angeles County Hospital's legendary trauma bay, the birthplace of Emergency Medicine, where "more people have died and more people have been saved than in any other square footage in the United States."
CODE BLACK offers a tense, doctor's-eye view, right into the heart of the healthcare debate - bringing us face to face with America's only 24/7 safety net.
DVD Features
Scene selection and subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
"Electrifying is one way of describing Code Black, a remarkably candid and kinetic documentary about emergency medicine that could probably only have been made by an ER doctor."  - John Anderson, Wall Street Journal


New York Times Critics' Pick
Audience Award, Starz Denver Film Festival
Best Documentary, Los Angeles Film Festival
Audience Favorite Documentary, Aspen Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature, Hamptons International Film Festival

Screened at:
Vancouver International Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Heartland Film Festival
Sedona Film Festival
Portland International Film Festival
Rehoboth Beach Film Festival


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