Do No Harm
56 minutes / All ages / 2009 / United States of America / Average:
Do No Harm tells the story of two reluctant whistle blowers in a small Georgia town who endure relentless attacks as they struggle to draw national attention to hospital corruption and the plight of the uninsured.
In 2003, surgeon Dr. John Bagnato and accountant Charles Rehberg stumble upon evidence that non-profit Phoebe Putney Hospital is overcharging uninsured and indigent patients, has stashed millions in offshore bank accounts and controls lucrative for-profit businesses. As Bagnato and Rehberg dig deeper, they find these practices at non-profit hospitals around the country.
When these discoveries are made public, Bagnato and Rehberg become the targets of threats and intimidation, and are eventually prosecuted by local authorities for blowing the whistle on the hospital's practices. With their reputations and livelihoods on the line, Bagnato and Rehberg must confront what they're willing to sacrifice to bring about justice.
Sedona International Film Festival -- Audience Award Best Documentary Feature (Nominated)
Philadelphia Film Festival
Napa-Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival
Ohio Independent Film Festival
Rhode Island International Film Festival
Roving Eye Documentary Film Festival (Rhode Island)
Eugene Film Festival
Rome International Film Festival (Rome, GA)
Santa Fe Film Festival
Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers
Bend Film Festival -- Best Documentary Feature (Nominated)
Central Florida Film & Video Festival -- Best Short Documentary (Nominated)
Flint Film Festival
Little Rock Film Festival -- Best Documentary Feature (Nominated)
Grand Rapids Film Festival
Yosemite Film Festival -- John Muir Award (Nominated)