Lancaster native Carolyn Jones, a photographer and filmmaker, explores various social aspects of The American Nurse. Her film will premiere here in Lancaster on Sunday, 8 June at the Ware Center. The film looks at social issues such as poverty, prison-like settings, war and the aging and the effect each has on The American Nurse.
The film actually follows five different nurses in different life-settings. It examines the role of nurses and of healing here in America, while tracking a nurse in a maximum security prison, a home health nurse in the Appalachians, a war nurse, a mid-wife nurse, and a nurse at a nursing home. The film is two years in the making as Jones traveled across the nation interviewing nurses. The Department of Nursing at Millersville University is co-presenting the film.
There will be two showings. The first is Sunday, 8 June at 3 p.m. The second showing is scheduled for Tuesday, 10 June at 7:30 p.m. Jones will be present for a Question and Answer period after each showing. The Ware Center is located at 42 North Prince Street.