Bending the Arc

2017 | USA | NR | 102 min.


Milliken at the Dennos Museum Sun, Jul 30, 2017 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Documentary
Release Year:2017
Runtime:102 min.
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kief Davidson
Pedro Kos
Produced by:Kief Davidson
Cori Shepherd Stern
Screenwriter:Cori Shepherd Stern
Cinematography:David Murdock
Guy Mossman
Joshua Dreyfus
Editing By:Pedro Kos
Yuki Aizawa
Cast:Paul Farmer
Ophelia Dahl
Jim Yong Kim


In the most remote regions of the world, battling the deadliest of diseases, three idealists set out to change the world. This gripping story begins 30 years ago, when medical students Jim Yong Kim (now the maverick president of the World Bank) and Paul Farmer (who became the legendary founder of Partners in Health) teamed up with activist Ophelia Dahl to open a health clinic in Haiti. Given their collective experiences, they realized that real change could only come from systemic on-the-ground work and community efforts. And so they embarked on a stunning and often heartwarming journey around the world battling outbreaks of tuberculosis, HIV-AIDS, and Ebola, and sharing the crazy idea that healthcare is a basic human right. Told through riveting interviews, archival material, and footage from their travels, this artfully-crafted film about revolutionaries of the global health movement was executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in the hopes of inspiring and galvanizing the next generation of world-changers with an uplifiting story not of feel-good fiction, but of feel-great truth.

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