About this Event
The Only Doctor tells a contemporary story of rural healthcare in the United States as it centers on Dr. Karen Kinsell, who for nearly 20 years has been the only doctor in a Southwest Georgia county.
The film begins when Dr. Kinsell comes to the realization that she can no longer afford to full-time volunteer as the only doctor in rural Clay County, Georgia. But ever committed to her community, she looks to forge a partnership with a medical university in order to keep her clinic open. Then the pandemic arrives, creating new challenges, but also opportunities and new decisions.
Shot over several years, the film turns into a David and Goliath story, featuring a small town doctor and a powerful medical university, revealing the inequities of rural healthcare and how money, politics and convenience determines who does and does not receive medical care.
Join us to see this film, and hear from director Mathew Hashiguchi and producer Anjanette Levert (CCNY grad) Tuesday, Oct 17th at 6:30 PM at City College.
“This film should give pause to United States citizens that this is happening to our fellow country persons,” said Producer Anjanette Levert. “The film is overall about healthcare for poor people with nods to other issues like mental health, addiction, rural resources, inequality and mobility.”
World Premiere 2023 Hot Docs Film Festival, Preview Screening 2023 Atlanta Film Festival, 2023 Atlanta Film Festival Special Jury Mention Georgia Feature Award, 2023 University Film and Video Association Documentary Feature Award of Merit
Screening at Shepard Hall, Room 291 at City College of NY, 259 Convent Avenue (140th Street and Convent Ave) Light refreshments.
#1 to 137th Street, ABCD to 145th street. The building and room are wheelchair accessible, but subway stops are not. For questions about transportation and other access questions, please contact [email protected].
Mathew Hashiguchi (director) is a documentary filmmaker whose prior feature-length documentary, GOOD LUCK SOUP, was broadcast on PBS World’s America ReFramed, received a 2016 Documentary Fund Award from the Center for Asian American Media. He is an Associate Professor in Multimedia Film & Production at Georgia Southern University. His film THE LOWER 9: A STORY OF HOME is distributed by Third World Newsreel.
Anjanette Levert (producer), is a filmmaker, an alumna of the Southern Producers Lab by the New Orleans Film Society and the Sundance Producers Intensive as well as an invited panelist to the Sundance Producers Lab. Levert is also a Professor and the Director of Spelman College’s Documentary Filmmaking Program. In 2022 she was the recipient of the college’s Presidential Teaching Award. She is a CCNY alumna and former coordinator of the Documentary Forum at CCNY.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The City College of New York, 259 Convent Avenue Shepard Hall Rm 291, New York, United States