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Bending the Arc

+ Audience discussion

18 November 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Belmont Filmhouse, 49 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JS
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This extraordinarily inspiring film, produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, documents a quest for social justice that sparked a global health revolution.

Committed to improving access to medicine in some of the poorest regions on the planet, a fledgling group of health advocates unexpectedly defeat tuberculosis in 1980s Haiti and Peru. Emboldened by their success, they take on the World Health Organisation’s neo-colonial policies; form an alliance with HIV/AIDS activists; ignite the spark that enables Rwanda to re-build its entire healthcare system, and help face down the threat of Ebola.

Their profound commitment to working not only for but with the populations they treat, training and empowering local health workers to effect real change within their communities, offers a stirring, emphatic rebuke to global inequality.

Plus Audience discussion

Join us after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for creative, effective personal action, as we explore the success of community-based health delivery across the world.

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18 November 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Booking / attendance information
Please book via Belmont Filmhouse

Register/Buy tickets (£10 / £8.50 concs / £5.50 under 25 (with valid ID) )

Free tickets for hard to reach groups
"Bending the Arc stretches and soars to the highest documentary dimension...most magically, it transcends the colossal power of its own story to show how individual beings, one step at a time, can right the course of inequality and injustice.
The Hollywood Reporter
Official selection | Sundance
Official selection | Sheffield Doc Fest

Age Advice
Recommended for 12+ years

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