Two Screenings: 12 & 4 pm - Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 12:00pm


Maginnes 102 and Williams Hall, Roemmele Global Commons
Film Screening 
Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Followed by Q & A
Dr. Steve Larson, Director, Philadelphia Migrant Clinic
Max Pozdorovkin, Film Director 
In this stirring documentary, director Maxim Pozdorovkin (Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, 2013; The Notorious Mr. Bout, 2014) tells the story of Puentes de Salud, a volunteer-run clinic that provides free medical care to undocumented immigrants in South Philadelphia. Clínica de Migrantes follows the workers and patients of Puentes through months of routine care and growth. Along the way, the film puts a face to the millions of people who exist on the margins of society: people displaced from their homelands, separated from their families, unfamiliar with the customs, unable to obtain health insurance and terrified to come forward to seek medical help. Along with revealing these patients’ stories, Clínica de Migrantes shines a light on the heroic doctors and nurses who work pro bono to ensure these people receive care, offering a deeply moving look at the limitless potential of humanity. 
Two Screening Times
Monday, November 6, 2017
12:00 PM | Maginnes Hall, Room 102
4:10 PM | Williams Hall, Roemmele Global Commons


Health, Medicine and Society