Siyi Chen and Ruohan Xu Heading to IDFA, Continue to Work on People’s Hospital
Both alumni are heading to IDFA Forum in November to continue their work on People’s Hospital, which they continued to film after graduation. They are currently looking for co-producers, financiers, and broadcasters. Trailer coming soon!
“12 ER doctors on duty for a population of 430,000. They spend, on average, 3 minutes on each patient (not if you’re dying!) and get paid around $1000 monthly. Patients go home, not able to afford the treatment. Doctors carry pepper spay to work, protecting themselves from angry patients. This is what’s happening in this small-town hospital in Southeast China – one of thousands of Chinese hospitals where doctors and patients are becoming victims of the broken healthcare system.”
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