Bending the Arc
  • Year2017
  • Duration102 min

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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Credits
Writer(s):
Cori Shepherd Stern
Editor(s):
Pedro Kos, Yuki Aizawa
Cinematographer(s):
David Murdock, Guy Mossman, Joshua Dreyfus
Executive Producer(s):
Dan Cogan, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Rick Rosenthal, Nancy Stephens, Nina Fialkow, Eric Dobkin, Barbara Dobkin, Jim Swartz, Susan Swartz, Patty Quillin, Sally Osberg, Sandy Herz, Diana Barrett, Kief Davidson
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The Film Collaborative
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