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Bending the Arc [Documentary about Health Activists]



Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack, and Thomas White began a movement in the 1980s that changed global health forever.


A powerful documentary by Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos about the extraordinary team of doctors and health 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 & HIV/AIDS has saved millions of lives in the developing world. Epic, yet intimate, this film is a compelling argument for the power of collective and personal vision and will to turn the tide of history toward health justice.

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