There are few issues more divisive in the country than healthcare, but for those on the front lines, it’s not just about which party you support or your feelings on taxpayer funded social services. For the doctors and nurses, their jobs are very much about the grim realities of life and death and director/physician Ryan McGarry dives deep into those issues with his debut “Code Black.”
The documentary takes viewers right into C-Booth, the famed trauma unit at Los Angeles County Hospital, where emergency medicine was first established. In this exclusive clip, we’re introduced to C-Booth, the unique setting allowing the best in the medical field to do their job, in an environment that has seen more deaths and lives saved, per square footage, than any other place in the United States. It’s a powerful film, one that we called “a special documentary with unprecedented access to the ER, depicting a truly amazing place that we hope we may never have to visit.”
Winner for Best Documentary at Los Angeles Film Festival and the Hamptons International Film Festival, in addition to taking home Audience Award prizes at Denver Starz Film Festival and Aspen FilmFest, “Code Black” opens in New York City on June 20th and Los Angeles on June 27th. Watch below.