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Movie record | A Small Act
Title A Small Act
Director/producer Jennifer Arnold
Country of production USA
Year of production 2010
Length 88 mins
Actors/notable persons None
Summary Moving portrait of young Kenyans trying to gain a secondary education
Certificate/recommended age 12+ Recommended for school year
Languages English, Swedish and Swahili Subtitled English
Key themes education, international development, poverty (global)
Main regions Southern Africa
Chris' life in a Kenyan village was transformed by the sponsorship of a Swedish woman - Hilde Back - who he knew only by name. Now a graduate from Harvard and a Human Rights lawyer working for the UN, he has set up his own education programme for Kenyan children. Weaving between the lives of Chris, Hilde and three children competing for Chris' fund, this is a moving testament to the selfless act of giving, but also to the great challenges of achieving equal access to educational opportunity in Africa.
A precious and inspiring tale Hollywood Reporter
Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival (2010) - nominated
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