We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital

When the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) decided to close the Braddock Hospital, the community responded in force. This account of their spirited two-and-a-half-year struggle, captured in cinema verité footage, features demonstrations, protest songs written to the tune of their struggle, and meetings with double-talking politicians. Ultimately, the dying Braddock and surrounding area wasn't generating the kind of money-or patients-the management wanted. At the same time the citizens of Braddock were advocating for health care as a human right, UPMC was making billions of dollars in profit. Winner of the Studs Terkel Award for Media and Journalism.

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