BENDING THE ARC

| 2017 | 102 mins. | |
Directed by Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos


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Directed by Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos

Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Jim Yong Kim

Thirty years ago, a group of improbable heroes came together on a mission that was both medical and moral, and, by everyone’s estimation other than their own, highly unlikely to succeed. Their goal was simple but daring: to make high quality healthcare available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries. Fighting entrenched diseases, political and bureaucratic machinery, and the charity-industrial complex itself, these crusaders forced the international community to embrace the idea that health care must be a basic human right in every society, and went ahead to provide it. In doing so, they have changed the lives of millions of people across the globe. Told through interviews, rare archival material and on-the-ground contemporary footage featuring Dr. Paul Farmer (legendary founder of Partners In Health), Dr. Jim Yong Kim (maverick President of the World Bank), and Dr. Agnes Binagwaho (controversial Health Minister of Rwanda), the film is an emotionally charged, dramatic and inspiring journey with these brilliant and headstrong heroes.

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"For anyone who wants to believe in the promise of Martin Luther King Jr.'s quote "the arc of the moral universe bends toward justice," a film like "Bending the Arc" is downright inspiring." -Geoff Berkshire, Variety

"A stunning documentary about a team of young people - Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl - whose charitable medical work 30 years ago in remote Haiti came to ignite a healthcare movement." -Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter

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