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Bending the Arc

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88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: Bending the Arc

Director: Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2017 | Length: 102 min
Language: English, Creole, Spanish with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

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.

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Beyond the Screen

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 with guests including representatives from the Global Health Academy.

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