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Citizens' Medicine

Directed by Bonnie Sherr Klein
Canada, 1970 (documentary, 30 minutes, black and white, English)
Also known as "La clinique des citoyens"
Citizens' Medicine
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"In Montréal, the St. Jacques Citizens' Committee set up a community health clinic, aided by volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists and medical students. This film shows discussion, planning, and the clinic in operation, and presents its problems and advantages as seen both by medical workers and by local residents. Members of the Citizens' Committee participated in the making of the film, from original planning through filming, selecting and editing."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Bonnie Sherr Klein, George C. Stoney, Virginia Stikeman
Cinematography: Réo Grégoire
Film Editing: Bonnie Sherr Klein
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

Quote about Citizens' Medicine [in French]

"La clinique des citoyens (1970) est tourné sur la clinique médicale Saint-Jacques et comme pour [Opération boule de neige], aucun narrateur n'interprète les images. On laisse aux spectateurs le soin de formuler leur propre opinion sur la valeur de cette clinique communautaire. La caméra fait état des témoignages contradictoires des médecins et des patients; elle n'est qu'une observatrice."
-- Jacqueline Levitin (source)

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