Television, What to Watch
Apr 7, 2020


At no time in recent history has the vital role of nurses in America been so clear.  To honor nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, Kino Lorber is offering a free streaming re-release of the acclaimed documentary, The American Nurse.

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You can watch American Nurse by clicking the title for free, as a thank you to nurses all across the world who are handling the COVID19 pandemic, in addition to their daily incredible contributions.

The documentary highlights the lives of five American nurses from diverse specialties, bringing to the big screen a sincere look at the commitment, necessity, and compassion behind this profession that impacts us all.
Marking the six-year anniversary since it was released in U.S. theaters in May 2014, Kino Lorber will release THE AMERICAN NURSE for free on its streaming platform Kino Now from now until the end of May. The release is timed to coincide with National Nurses Week, and the World Health Organization (WHO) also designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
The film’s free release is made possible by Fresenius Kabi, which also supported the development of the film and related book, and whose purpose is to put lifesaving medicines and technologies in the hands of nurses and others who care for patients, and to find answers to the challenges they face. 

“Every day we hear about nurses on the frontlines who are risking their own lives to care for others. Who are the people that choose to do this work?  What is their DNA?  This film follows 5 nurses to understand what compels them to walk toward a crisis instead of running from it.” – Carolyn Jones, Director