Cinedigm has acquired all North American rights to “Remote Area Medical,” the documentary from filmmakers Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman which made its world premiere at last year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
The film follows the non-profit organization Remote Area Medical, which pioneered pop-up health care clinics. Filmed during three days in the operation of a “no-cost” clinic set up annually at Bristol, Tennessee’s NASCAR speedway, Remote Area Medical documents the range of medical care the eponymous organization provides to low-income patients in the heart of Appalachia. Cinedigm plans to release the film in Spring 2014.
“We absolutely fell in love with Remote Area Medical at Hot Docs,” said Vincent Scordino, Senior Vice President of Theatrical Releasing, for Cinedigm. “It’s one of the most moving, well-made and timely documentaries we’ve seen in a very long time.”
The filmmakers said, “We were so moved by our experiences volunteering for RAM that we felt compelled to make this film and bring the plight of Appalachia to wider awareness. We’re incredibly excited to be working with Cinedigm to make this happen.”