Film Information

Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc

Aug 19, 2017

Directed by Kief Davidson, Pedro Kos
Rated Not Rated, 102 min.
Free Screening

Underwritten by Dagmar M. Becker and Marjorie Budd

Part of the Reel Community Series

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.

Post-film panel discussion with Dr. John Hanrahan, Founder and Medical Director, People’s Health Clinic, Juan Carlos Negrette, Director of Global Health, University of Utah and Dr. Frederick Gottlieb. Presented in partnership with People's Health Clinic.

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