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Bending the Arc


A powerful documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists – including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl – whose work thirty years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all. The community health model they developed to treat diseases like tuberculosis has saved millions of lives in the developing world. Epic, yet intimate, the film is a compelling argument for the power of collective and personal vision and will to turn the tide of history.

Running Time: 102 min.
Subject(s): African Cinema and Culture, Anthropology, Biography, Current Affairs, Health, Human Rights, Personal Story, Poverty
Language(s): English
Subtitles: English
Producer(s): Cori Shepherd Stern, Kief Davidson
Cinematographer: Joshua Dreyfus, Nick Higgins, Guy Mossman, David Murdock, Kief Davidson
Editor(s): Pedro Kos, Yuki Aizawa
Production Company: Impact Partners, Scout & Scholar, Urban Landscapes Productions


  • The Hollywood Reporter
    "a glorious and uplifting film"
  • The Hollywood Reporter
    "a heartwarming and radiant offering"
  • The Hollywood Reporter
    "Bending the Arc stretches and soars
    to the highest documentary dimension."
  • The Hollywood Reporter
    "this story is too good not to be true."

Festival Participation

  • Miami Film Festival - 2017
  • Berkshire International Film Festival - 2017
    Audience Award

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