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Oakland, CA Documentary
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Bring this critically acclaimed festival darling to theaters nationwide at this watershed moment in American health care.

Oakland, CA Documentary
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    1. Creator June E. on July 31, 2012

      So glad you reached your goal! Thanks for doing this.

    2. Creator Patricia Salber on July 30, 2012

      Congratulations Pete on your successful Kickstarter campaign. Can't wait to get my scrubs! Pat

    3. Creator Ricka L. White-Soso on July 29, 2012

      Thanks to all 801 backers together we assisted with raising the funds to support The Waiting Room's Theatrical Release. Every dollar really did count. This experience proved the theory that there is power in numbers. Perhaps the director and all involved in creating The Waiting Room did not fully know or understand the potential affect their documentary would have on the discussions about healthcare in our community and beyond. Now you know... thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this movement.

    4. Creator Ricka L. White-Soso on July 29, 2012

      Thanks to all 801 backers together we assisted with raising the funds to support The Waiting Room's Theatrical Release. Every dollar really did count. This experience proved the theory that there is power in numbers. Perhaps the director and all involved in creating The Waiting Room did not fully know or understand the potential affect their documentary would have on the discussions about healthcare in our community and beyond. Now you know... thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this movement.

    5. Creator Diane Hendrix on July 29, 2012

      Great work, WR Team! Wondrous crowd support for media I pray will create a tipping point in the USA. Our health care industry profits from disease, not health. Please press politicians, local to federal, to FIX our system's failures to create healthy citizens.

    6. Creator James LeBrecht on July 28, 2012

      Yahoo!!!!!

    7. Creator Paige Newport on July 28, 2012

      Congrats on getting 100% of your goal (And with 15 hours to spare!) :)

    8. Creator W Henry on July 28, 2012

      You made it! Congrats!

    9. Creator Maria Stanisheva on July 28, 2012

      WOW - project of the day..congrats!
      Go guys :))

    10. Creator Erik de Vos on July 28, 2012

      I sincerely hope this project makes it, so i backed it. Just because i want to support the project. Don't need any reward!

    11. Creator Christina on July 28, 2012

      Amazing! Needs to be seen! As a Canadian I am so thankful we have our medicare for everyone! People shouldn't have to beg for charity to get medical treatment.

    12. Creator Paige Newport on July 28, 2012

      Come on kickstarter! - We can do this! -- Good luck in the last 30 hours from all the way in New Zealand!

    13. Creator James Dunfrund on July 27, 2012

      The Waiting Room's director, Pete Nicks, through his deft filmmaking has managed to capture the essence of the “Highland experience”. No small feat when one considers that on any given day, at any given moment, the air of the waiting room(s) at Highland bristle with all the ingredients of a classic Greek tragedy. Mr. Nick's work is thoroughly engaging, giving rare insight into today's healthcare both from the eyes of those seeking care and the strata of caregivers themselves, all parties beleaguered by a mountain of obstacles, yet working together under the most difficult of situations towards a common good.

      “In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.”
      — Alfred Hitchcock

    14. Creator Maria Stanisheva on July 26, 2012

      My mistake - saw it at the Rooftop films outdoor screening!
      Think you should try to have another one maybe somewhere in Brooklyn?
      Fingers crossed again :)
      Maria

    15. Creator Maria Stanisheva on July 26, 2012

      Saw the film at the IFC open screening the other day! Loved it! Think it is a must for more people to see it....I'm Bulgarian and never stop being amazed by the horrible health care system in this incredibly rich country.
      Backing you up and spreading the news, good luck!

    16. Creator Beth Spease on July 24, 2012

      Last week!! I increased my pledge, Hope you make it!

    17. Creator pete nicks on July 24, 2012

      right on Matt! we'll keep pushing right through the end to the next beginning.

    18. Creator Matt Grimmer on July 24, 2012

      We really, really need more of these real stories to be heard by all citizens. Thanks to Pete and everyone involved for putting a megaphone on this issue. I really want to see this succeed.

    19. Creator pete nicks on July 20, 2012

      Hi Patricia - You can select "Manage Your Pledge" and change the dollar amount. If you're having trouble, shoot an email to sara@filmpresence.com and she'll walk you through it.
      Thanks for your support!
      Pete

    20. Creator Patricia Salber on July 20, 2012

      Hi Pete, I want to pledge more to get my total pledge to $250 but can't figure out how to do it. I will also tweet your project again. Sitting next to someone who is also going to give more. Only $31K to go!

    21. Creator Peter Tamaribuchi on July 14, 2012

      Good luck to Waiting Room! Go Pete!

    22. Creator Patricia Salber on July 11, 2012

      Helping to get the word out on this campaign on TheDoctorWeighsIn: http://bit.ly/MihvS8 - good luck from a former emergency physician and current crowdfunding entrepreneur @docweighsin @healthtechhatch