To honor nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, Kino Lorber is offering a free streaming re-release of the acclaimed documentary, THE AMERICAN NURSE (www.americannurseproject.com https://the2050group.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3fe3bbbe0d68054ba2037af6a&id=7b791f5189&e=094662a8dd). The documentary highlights the lives of five American nurses from diverse specialties, bringing to the big screen a sincere look at the commitment, necessity, and compassion behind this profession that impacts us all.
Marking the six-year anniversary since it was released in U.S. theaters in May 2014, Kino Lorber will release THE AMERICAN NURSE for free on its streaming platform Kino Now https://the2050group.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3fe3bbbe0d68054ba2037af6a&id=f7d75d9825&e=094662a8dd from now until the end of May. The release is timed to coincide with National Nurses Week, and the World Health Organization (WHO) also designating 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
Contact Hours for Nurses:
Nurses receive 1 free contact hour for watching the film and completing the evaluation, thanks to the generous support of Walden University. Walden University is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To receive your contact hours, visit https://americannurseproject.com/cne <https://the2050group.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3fe3bbbe0d68054ba2037af6a&id=a22078ccb2&e=094662a8dd> .
The film’s free release is made possible by Fresenius Kabi, which also supported the development of the film and related book, and whose purpose is to put lifesaving medicines and technologies in the hands of nurses and others who care for patients, and to find answers to the challenges they face. It was developed following the success of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning book The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews by Carolyn Jones, originally released in 2012 and now in its fourth printing.
The American Nurse is a heart-warming film that explores some of the biggest issues facing America – aging, war, poverty, prisons – through the work and lives of nurses. It is an examination of real people that will change how we think about nurses and how we wrestle with the challenges of healing America. The American Nurse is an important contribution to America’s ongoing conversation about what it means to care.
The film follows the paths of five nurses in various practice specialties including Jason Short as he drives up a rugged creek to reach a home-bound cancer patient in Appalachia. Tonia Faust, who runs a prison hospice program where inmates serving life sentences care for their fellow inmates as they’re dying.
Naomi Cross (a labor and delivery nurse at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore) as she coaches an ovarian cancer survivor through the Caesarean delivery of her son. Sister Stephen, a nun who runs a nursing home filled with goats, sheep, llamas and chickens, where the entire nursing staff comes together to sing for a dying resident. And Brian McMillion, an Army veteran and former medic, rehabilitating wounded soldiers returning from war.
For more information please visit The American Nurse Project at www.americannurseproject.com: https://the2050group.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3fe3bbbe0d68054ba2037af6a&id=4c7684919c&e=094662a8dd.
Source: American Nurse Project, Kino Lorber, Carolyn Jones, Fresenius Kabi