Bending the Arc (12A*) + Q&A

Part of: Global Health Film Festival 2017

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Global Health Film Festival 2017: Bending the Arc

Thirty years ago, as much of the world was being ravaged by diseases like AIDS and tuberculosis, three remarkable people, barely out of their teens, came together in a squatter settlement in Haiti.

Jim Yong Kim, Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl were determined to provide the same world-class level of medical care that they would expect for their own families to the Haitians that soon became their friends, they faced obstacles so enormous they weren’t even considered surmountable by the rest of the world.

They managed to bring together the resources to build real health clinics in areas that had been ignored by everyone else; idealistic but inexperienced, they suffered tragic early failures that made them question the way they were delivering healthcare. This led them to develop, in partnership with the patients themselves, and guided by medical anthropology, a revolutionary and controversial model: training their friends and neighbours – ordinary Haitian villagers – as healthcare workers.

Please note: entrance to this event is available to Global Health Film Festival passholders only. 

US 2017 Dir Pedros Kos, Kief Davidson 102 min

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