The Providers

In rural America, doctors are flowing out and opioids are flowing in--meet three committed healthcare providers stemming that tide.

Independent Lens
Premiere Date
April 8, 2019
90 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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    2018 SF DocFest-Spirit of Activism Award
  • Co-Director

    Laura Green

    Laura Green is a documentary director and editor based in San Francisco. She has directed, produced and edited five short documentaries, which played at numerous festivals, including Palm Springs Shortfest, Aspen Shortsfest, Sarasota Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, and Outfest. She edited True Son (2014), a feature length documentary, Show more which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the new documentary web-series The F Word. Green is also a lecturer at Stanford University, California College of the Arts, and the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. Show less


    Anna Moot-Levin

    Anna Moot-Levin is a documentary filmmaker and editor based in Brooklyn. She has directed, produced, shot and edited three short documentaries, Still in Motion (2011), Well-Fed (2012) and Track by Track (2013). Track by Track premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and is in distribution with Sproutflix. She is also an associate producer of the Academy Show more Award-winning documentary Inside Job (2010). Moot-Levin has an M.F.A. in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University and received her B.A. in film and sociology from Vassar College. Show less

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    The Film

    Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a small group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors. Amidst personal struggles that at times reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients.