In a new point-of-view driven comedy doc for FUSION TV, comedian Grace Parra (‘The Nightly Show’), embarks on a journey across the state of California in the middle of a national debate about the future of healthcare. With a healthy dose of humor, “Grace Anatomy” takes a look at what is at stake for the millions that have received health care benefits thanks to the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare). The documentary focuses on the Latino community in California — including Latino youth and the undocumented population.
While it is hard to argue with the idea that all Americans should have the access and means to live a healthy life, “Grace Anatomy” highlights that achieving that ideal isn’t so simple, whether you are an undocumented immigrant, or an upper-middle class executive. Throughout the documentary Parra meets with politicians, health advocates and everyday Americans to talk about the state of health care in this country and discuss what alternative healthcare options look like. Among those interviewed in the documentary are House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the president of Children’s Partnership Mayra Alvarez, California Senate President pro tem Kevin de León (D), U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Dolores Huerta, founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
“Grace Anatomy” will premiere Sunday, May 21 @ 10PM on FUSION TV (channel listings). “Grace Anatomy” will also be available via FUSION TV on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV & Stick as well as iOs and Android apps. The documentary will be accompanied by digital content on FUSION.net.
FUSION TV and Univision are hosting community events across California, featuring screenings of the documentary as well as panels that include health care experts discussing some of the issues covered in the doc. “Grace Anatomy” was produced with support from The California Endowment. Other partners include Clinica Sierra Vista and The Common Wealth Fund.
“Grace Anatomy” is the latest in a series of FUSION Original comedy docs that tackle issues that matter to diverse youth; other projects have included “Fatherless” with Baron Vaughn tackling issues of black identity and what it is like to grow up without a fatherless, “Chris Gets Money” with Chris Cubas confronting income inequality, and “Half Like Me” with Al Madrigal exploring his Hispanic roots.