2019 Mobile Arthouse Film Series: THE COLOR OF MEDICINE
Get inside film each month when the Gary International Black Film Festival brings critical conversation, intimate settings and powerful films to the center stage in our Mobile ArtHouse Film Series. Each month come savor provocative independent films!
"THE COLOR OF MEDICINE" is a documentary about the rise and fall of St. Louis, Missouris premier black hospital that at one point in history, trained the largest number of Black doctors and nurses in the world. The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital chronicles the unique history of the medical training of African-American doctors and nurses before and after desegregation. The film features Dr. Earle U. Robinson Jr., a 2nd generation physician and alumnus from Homer G. Phillips hospital, who shares his personal story and his fathers, Dr. Earle Robinson, Sr., who was one of the first 27 black graduates of the prestigious hospital. Recollections of the hospitals beginnings in 1937 to its closing in 1979 are heard from other physicians, nurses and patients, along with community activists and leaders expressing the valuable significant contributions that Homer G. Phillips hospital made in African-American and United States history.
The event will feature the film, and a post screening discussion via live video stream with the filmmaker and principles from the film.
The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital. The documentary captures the history of the medical training of over two-thirds of all African-Americans in the nation during the period from its opening in 1937 to its closing in 1979. The genesis of the film was prompted by Dr. Earle U. Robinson Jr., who practiced medicine in Indianapolis from 1963-2009. Dr. Earle U. Robinson Sr., practiced medicine in Evansville, IN from 1939 to 1965. Dr. Earle U. Robinson Sr., also served at the Indianapolis VA Hospital in adjudications in psychiatry after leaving Evansville, IN.
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