Video Highlights What’s at Stake in Health Care Repeal


From Our Next 4 Year’s video “Why Save the Affordable Care Act?”

Hudson Valley-based visual artist Tona Wilson works in oil, on paper, in books, on video and in installations.  She has had 15 solo shows and been featured at dozens of groups exhibitions and film festivals. Her installation “Weathers Report at Sea” was shown last summer at the Painter’s Gallery in Fleischmanns, New York.  

A residency at BMC in 2008 contributed to her artist’s book Stories Behind Bars, which is included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University. Stories Behind Bars is currently included in Of Color: Race & Identity in Artists’ Books exhibit at Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College campus, Claremont, California March 6 to April 7, 2017.

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act would represent a serious retreat for social justice and basic human decency in the United States.  Alarmed by this step backward, artist and BMC alum Tona Wilson joined Our Next 4 Years, a team of animators volunteering their skills to make short videos on health care and other important issues of the Age of Trump.

This one, with a score composed by Jeremy Mage, zeroes in about what repeal of Obamacare really means.

Watch it here.

“How can any of us sleep at night if even one of us is suffering. It’s time to wake up and come together. Call your representatives.  Take to the streets. Make your voice heard,” the video urges.  –—Jay Walljasper