|FACES OF HEALTH CARE|
The current health care reform debate has generated a significant amount of confusion in the minds of the American people. On top of this, various interest groups from the pharmaceutical, insurance and health care providers have contributed mixed messages to muddy the water. Worst, politicians, in their desire to score short-term gains, have inspired hatred , partisanship and vitriol that has only exacerbated the problem. In the end, the Americans who are meant to be helped by this reform have been forgotten. These are people who are members of our community and stand to benefit with the overhaul of the health care system. It seems that their voices have not been heard, to some extent, they've been muffled. The purpose of this film is to put these Americans front and center of this issue. The idea is that all of us should see past the rhetoric, the media hype, the political spin and the bipartisanship and understand the real issue -- equal and fair access to health care services for all Americans. Health care reform is about social justice and human dignity -- these are American core values.
Ken Polotan (khalsaken) is a NYC-based filmmaker. He directs and produces films both in the US and internationally. His body of work includes short films, music videos, live action, experimental, PSAs, etc. Ken is a firm believer in the power of independent film and its ability to reach audiences, create visionary moving images and craft a compelling message. He welcomes artistic collaboration with artists of various disciplines. He embraces the power of technology in enabling all of us to become visually storytellers. And most of all, he believes in the transformative power of film to portray the human condition.