June 18, 2014 Slideshows

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Doc Docs: 8 Powerful Medical Documentaries 

Code Black is the latest in a string of powerful documentaries examining the domestic health care system's flaws and profiling its physicians, caretakers and patients. In this film -- which will be released in select theaters on June 20 -- the cameras are pointed at the nation's busiest emergency room, that of L.A. County Hospital. Here are seven moving medical docs. Click on the film name to read the full review.

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In Code Black, it helps that much of the staff is as photogenic as the cast of a TV medical drama, but what will pull viewers in is the empath
The American Nurse: With the form so often used to expose horrors, it's nice to see a documentary about genuine huma
After Tiller: As a whole, Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's wrenching, humane film is as convincing a brief as I can imagine in favor of that m
The English Surgeon: The English surgeon is Henry Marsh, a British neuroscientist who has been trav
In 2007, Sicko was Michael Moore’s strongest film in years -- if not ever -- and is steadfast in its refusal to turn
Not interested in heroicizing the four Western doctors it follows through their missions in the Congo and Liberia, or even in white-washing the ethical challenges of an organization like Medecins Sans Frontieres,
The Waiting Room: The mandate at Oakland's Highland Hospital, as one doctor says during Pete Nicks's attentive verite p
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In Code Black, it helps that much of the staff is as photogenic as the cast of a TV medical drama, but what will pull viewers in is the empath

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