Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

The Waiting Room-Peter Nicks with Scott Cluthe on P I

  • Broadcast in Film
LOVE Cafe with Scott Cluthe

LOVE Cafe with Scott Cluthe


Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow LOVE Cafe with Scott Cluthe.

Scott Cluthe interviews Director Peter Nicks about his just released moving documentary The Waiting Room. Mr. Nicks is in Houston for a release screening of his powerful public health film shot at an emergency room in Oakland, Ca. Call in with questions to 347-308-8478.

The Waiting Room is a feature-length immersive documentary film that uses unprecedented access to go behind the doors of Oakland’s Highland Hospital, a safety-net hospital fighting for survival while weathering the storm of a persistent economic downturn. Stretched to the breaking point, Highland is the primary care facility for 250,000 patients of nearly every nationality, race, and religion, with 250 patients – most of them uninsured – crowding its emergency room every day.

Using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voiceover, the film offers a raw, intimate, and often uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers cope with disease, bureaucracy, frustration, hope and hard choices during one typically hectic day.