“The Bleeding Edge” free film about health care system

    August 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Loft Cinema
    3233 E Speedway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85716

    W/ Director Kirby Dick in Person!

    The Bleeding Edge



    Don’t miss this free screening of the new documentary, The Bleeding Edge, featuring an introduction and post-film Q&A with Oscar-nominated director Kirby Dick!

    “America has the most technologically advanced health care system in the world, yet preventable medical harm has become one of the leading causes of death, and the overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices never require a single trial.

    In The Bleeding Edge, Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Invisible War, The Hunting Ground) turn their sights on the $400 billion medical device industry, examining lax regulations, corporate cover-ups, and profit –driven incentives that put patients at risk daily. Weaving emotionally powerful stories of people whose lives have been irrevocably harmed, the film asks: what life-saving technologies may actually be killing us? (Dir. by Kirby Dick, Prod. by Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy , 2018, USA, 99 mins., TV-14) 

    Kirby Dick, a native Tucsonan, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker.   His previous films include The Hunting Ground, about sexual assault on college campuses; The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape with the U.S. military; Twist of Faith, about a man confronting the trauma of child sexual abuse by a Catholic priest; This Film is Not Yet Rated, a breakthrough investigation of the MPAA’s secretive film ratings system; and Derrida, a complex portrait of the world-renowned French philosopher, Jacques Derrida. He is the recipient of the Nestor Almendros Prize for Courage and Filmmaking, the Upton Sinclair Award, and the Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize.”

    The Bleeding Edge

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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