Synopsis

Big Charity: The Death of Americas Oldest Hospital: Based as a hospital for the poor, Charity Hospital started in 1736 as only a small cottage constructed on the goodwill of a dying French service provider. Operated by nuns of The Daughters of Charity and serving town of New Orleans for near 300 years, it regularly remodeled into an unlimited public establishment – into Massive Charity – and a longstanding image of compassion, a seemingly everlasting place of security and a beacon of hope locally. Immediately the towering artwork deco constructing, closed abruptly after Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, stands empty, and the neighborhood continues to endure the devastating penalties of its absence. This documentary movie consists of never-before-seen footage and unique interviews to inform the story of Charity Hospital, from its roots to its controversial closing within the wake of Hurricane Katrina. From the firsthand accounts of healthcare suppliers and hospital staff who miraculously withstood the storm contained in the hospital, to interviews with key… (2014)

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