The American Nurse (2014)


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(CThe American Nurse Project aims to elevate the voice of nurses in this country by capturing their personal stories through photography and film. In early 2012, photographer Carolyn Jones and her team began a journey across the United States, recording the unique experiences of nurses at work. The photographs and narratives aim to inspire audiences to think about nurses in a way that they may never have before, with a newfound appreciation for this indispensable figure on the front lines of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Carolyn Jones (VII)
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

A solid, worthwhile documentary. If the film is workmanlike at times, it is also elegantly cleareyed.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
New York Times
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A compassionate and psychologically revealing doc.

Full Review… | May 14, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
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Carolyn Jones's portrait of five medical caregivers walks us through day-in, day-out sacrifices without ever coming off as sentimental or aggrandizing.

Full Review… | May 6, 2014
Village Voice
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Moving and humanizing. It will forever change the way you look at nurses.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
NYC Movie Guru

An initially impactful mission statement about a few of the nation's millions of dedicated nurses, Carolyn Jones's well-meaning dossier of a documentary remains frustratingly on the surface.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
Film Journal International

The film's connections between scenes -- within single storylines and also across the experiences of the various nurses -- construct an emotional and moral throughline, beyond particular place or crisis.

Full Review… | May 14, 2014

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