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Watch: Matthew Heineman Discusses “Escape Fire” on DocTalk

You’ve read my own interview with the two co-directors of Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare. Now you can watch one of the filmmakers, Matthew Heineman, in the above segment of Documentary Channel's DocTalk series. Joined by clips from the issue film, which commendably focuses on solutions for the health care system, he highlights a favorite part, which is the story of an over-medicated Afghanistan War vet.

Also notably very present in the video (and the trailer, I suppose) is expert talking head Shannon Brownlee, a journalist specializing in the subject of health care and a great authority for the doc. Some of the things Heineman stresses here as well as in my conversation with him and Susan Froemke are the positive matter of the film not being partisan and the interesting stylistic decision to make an essay/verite hybrid.

Escape Fire is currently playing in major U.S. cities and is also available on VOD. The film screens this evening at the University of Washington in Seattle and at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Opens Friday in Scottsdale, AZ, and screens at the New Hampshire Film Festival, Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival and Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. For more info and screenings check here.

To see more DocTalk, request Documentary Channel through your cable provide here.

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