Award of Merit – “Left Behind” (USA)

Title: Left Behind
Runtime: 18 min
Country: USA
Director: Ky Dickens
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: March 31, 2020

Synopsis: From Raleigh to Appalachia, North Carolinians are living with curable cancers, heart disease and other conditions. However, they can’t afford to get treatment, because North Carolina didn’t expand Medicaid. Left Behind goes deep into North Carolina to explore the economic and social cost of the thousands who are “left behind’ by North Carolina’s healthcare laws.