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Dr. Paul Farmer appears in Bending the Arc by Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos, an official selection of the Documentary Premieres program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.


Directed by Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos
102 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film Skype Q&A with co-director Pedro Kos moderated by RadioWest Host Doug Fabrizio.

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. (credit: Impact Partners Film)

Official Selection: 2017 Sundance Film Festival, 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival

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