The intent of this program is to show the audience that there is much more involved in their hospital care than one normally sees as a patient or casual visitor. Although, admittedly, the costs of hospital care to the patient are high, there is a valid reason for these costs. To lower costs drastically would likely cause a lowering of the quality of care.
This program re-enacts the emergency admittance and hospitalization of a small girl, showing step-by-step all aspects of her medical care. The physician in charge of this case narrates the sequence describing the procedures he and his colleagues followed to save the girl's life. Also included is an itemized breakdown of the daily room charge at the hospital. At the end of the program a professor of surgery and chief administrator of the hospital talks about medical costs and services in the future.
The Vermont International Film Festival is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the community and bring the world to Vermont through film.
Launched in 2014 by a group of filmmakers, archivists and concerned members of the public who wished to ensure the survival of artists’ films in Vermont, VAMP officially became a program of VTIFF in May 2015. The VAMP committee has broadened the initial concept to include all types of films and videos made by VT filmmakers or shot in Vermont.
The VAMP Database
The Vermont Archive Movie Project (VAMP) online database is a searchable website of Vermont films past & present, and locally produced programs. The VAMP database is generously sponsored by Vermont PBS.