Big Charity: The Death of America’s Oldest Hospital Full Movie

Big Charity: The Death of America's Oldest Hospital posterPlot: Founded as a hospital for the poor, Charity Hospital began in 1736 as just a small cottage built on the goodwill of a dying French merchant. Operated by nuns of The Daughters of Charity and serving the city of New Orleans for close to 300 years, it gradually transformed into an enormous public institution - into Big Charity - and a longstanding symbol of compassion, a seemingly eternal place of safety and a beacon of hope in the community. Today the towering art deco building, closed abruptly after Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, stands empty, and the community continues to suffer the devastating consequences of its absence. This documentary film includes never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews to tell the story of Charity Hospital, from its roots to its controversial closing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. From the firsthand accounts of healthcare providers and hospital employees who miraculously withstood the storm inside the hospital, to interviews with key ...
Rating: 8.3/10 (35 votes)
Director: Alexander Glustrom
Writer: N/A
Stars: Peter Deblieux,Larry Hollier,Goldie Huguenel
Runtime: 64 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Documentary,Drama,History,News
Released: 2014 Oct 21
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