Thursday, October 22, 2009

REFORM: a series by the deseret news

artist, father of 3, husband, self employed, cancer survivor, uninsurable.

$45 a month, $5 a visit

8 heart surgeries, deadly infection, a charitable hospital

expansion, the system

If the halls of Congress and the Senate are the front lines of the health care debate, the homes and hospitals of these people are the trenches.

For the past couple weeks I have been involved with a 5-part series on health care reform written by the Deseret News in Salt Lake. I produced a video to kick off the series, you can find it as well as the written stories, HERE.

Let me know what you think about the video if you get a chance. It is supposed to be pretty neutral.


john said...

really really powerful stuff here mike. your images are AWESOME!...and i love everything about the video from a cinematic well as it's ability to foster and encourage debate. kudos to you!!!

~E said...

I haven't been to your blog in quite some time but now that I've come back I'm reminded why I visited in the first place.

I love your photographs. They always make me feel something.

Steve Gravano said...

The video is awesome, great perspective the piano music added just the right amount of tension. I'm not sure it was neutral, but that might be because I'm reading my point of view into it. Love it.

Rachel said...

I really enjoyed watching that video, it makes a person think as well as feel. I have no health insurance and it terrifies me to think what would happen if I got sick. Wonderful job, I hope many people watch it!

Mrs. Olsen said...

I think the video did a great job. It was neutral to the point that it portrayed health care a very complicated issue, which partisanship tends to forget.