Distributor covering cost from Monday to Thursday
Toronto (16 July 2007) - Inspired by Alberta nurses who handed out free tickets to Michael Moore's new documentary SiCKO, the film's Canadian distributor is offering free admission to Canadian nurses this week.
Moore applauded the Edmonton nurses' union for their move and has offered to reimburse it. Nurses know that once Canadians see the film, the last thing they will want is American-style health care, he says.
Alliance Atlantis subsequently announced that it will provide free admission for nurses across the country from today through Thursday. All they need to do is show proper ID at the box office, the distributor says.
SiCKO is a scathing critique of the U.S. privatized health-care system, including heart-wrenching stories of citizens who have been refused vital treatment. The documentary also compares the U.S. private system unfavourably with public systems in Canada, the U.K. and France. NUPGE