“Planet Prescription” new film coming soon! Before the coronavirus crisis, I was traveling around the Southeast United States filming doctors and health professionals. Over the past year, filming “Planet Prescription” took me to rural Tennessee, the city of Atlanta, Georgia, and the suburbs of North Carolina. I listened to an epidemiologist, pulmonologist, intensive care unit nurse, cardiovascular surgeon, internist, immunologist, registered nurse health navigator, social worker, counselor, and pediatric pulmonologist. I followed healers where they work: at huge hospitals, community hospitals, an elementary school, a university wellness center, a doctor’s office in a suburban mini mall, a Southeast Narrative Healthcare Symposium, and a Mothers and Others for Clean Air Grand Rounds Training.
About the film:
The COVID-19 crisis is brutally showing us how vulnerable we are to existential threats. There was a crisis before this crisis — the stress on our health care professionals. And, there is an unconnected pandemic sweeping the planet — health impacts from the climate change and air pollution loop. But, we have the prescription — creating health care systems grounded in science and stories now will heal healers and heal communities to ensure a healthier future for all.
“Planet Prescription” is a collaborative documentary film effort between filmmakers, healers, communities, nonprofit organizations, and visionaries to offer hopeful solutions for humanistic health care.