In the 1980s, three young people barely out of their teens began a movement that would change global health forever. Bending the Arc tells their story.
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June 16, 2017
Bending the Arc film subject, Partners In Health co-founder, and current President of the World Bank Group, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, joined the 2017 TEDTalks to discuss ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. “Aspirations…
“Bending the Arc stretches and soars to the highest documentary dimension.”
“As debates rage about whether healthcare is a right for all or a privilege for those who can afford it, 'Bending the Arc' goes beyond rhetoric to give viewers an inside look at doctors who simply want to make a difference.”
"For humanists and activists today, who perceive the present social climate as a dark one, I have no doubt that Davidson and Kos’ documentary will energize and offer hope."
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Not so long ago, the public health establishment declared it was impossible to treat poor people suffering from certain deadly diseases. In the 1980s, a fledgling group of unstoppable health advocates barely out of their teens set out to change that. Their revolutionary model of training communities to care for themselves, and treating all people with world-class medicine, has forever changed public health.
Bending the Arc is the story of Harvard medical student Paul Farmer, idealistic physician Jim Yong Kim, activist Ophelia Dahl, and the international movement at the center of some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises.
July 21, 2017
Millions of people die every year from a disease that is 100% treatable and curable. Over 95% of those people live in poor countries. After five years working in Haiti, Dr. Farmer found that…
July 14, 2017
I want to share something with you. Bending the Arc is the story of three people—Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl—who met in Haiti when they were barely in their twenties, saw…
July 7, 2017
Tuberculosis is the most deadly infectious disease in the world, killing 1.8 million people in 2015 alone, yet little is known about why exposure to the airborne disease sickens some people and not others.…