In “Clínica de Migrantes,” the real people — and their very real lives — that are part of the currently raging undocumented immigrant debate. The documentary follows a wide range of people who all converge on the eponymous health clinic, in search of affordable (and safe) health care.
From the doctors who staff them to the patients desperate for the kind of care that costs too much (in both time and worry), the documentary takes an apolitical stance on an extremely timely issue, forcing its audience to engage with some uncomfortable questions.
Here’s the synopsis: “From Maxim Pozdorovkin (HBO’s ‘Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer’), ‘Clínica de Migrantes’ goes beyond the politicized rhetoric to show the faces of real people in the middle of the immigration debate, asking if America can continue withholding basic necessities from an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. Underserved, undocumented immigrants with medical issues often end up in emergency rooms as a costly last resort, and can be charged thousands of dollars for little more than an aspirin. Puentes de Salud and similar health clinics across the country are trying to address this issue and provide care for these men, women and children.”
“Clínica de Migrantes” airs on September 25. Check out our exclusive trailer below.