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Matthew Heineman learned the "Truth is stranger than fiction" maxim while traveling across America in an Rv with friends. They were out to discover what made their generation tick; with no formal training they began The Young Americans Project and interviewed a spectrum of American youth (this later became his first film "Our Time"). He fell hard for filmmaking; "I loved the bond and trust that was quickly formed between my subjects and me. I loved the unpredictable." Now, Heineman and his co-director Susan Froemke want to transcend the misinformation about the countries' healthcare woes. Everyone has been affected, but there is still a significant lack of clarify. "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare" (Us Documentary) addresses what might be done to create a sustainable healthcare system for the future and hopes to inspire people to take control of their health and push for change once they understand the preserve. »

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