Articles tagged in Film

CBS—Two doctors fight conventional wisdom to change public health

October 14, 2017

“Bending the Arc” is a new documentary that chronicles the journey of idealistic young doctors who helped change the way public health issues are addressed in developing nations. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr.…

LA Times on Bending the Arc: “Genuinely stirring”

October 13, 2017

While caped, biologically enhanced avengers dominate multiplexes, the documentary “Bending the Arc” — about the intrepid men and women behind the global healthcare nongovernmental organization Partners in Health — chronicles what real-world heroes look…

Boston Globe Review: ‘Bending the Arc’ is a triumph

The 19th-century Boston Unitarian preacher Theodore Parker is quoted as saying “I do not pretend to understand the moral universe, the arc is a long one. . . . But from what I see I am…

Salon on ‘Bending the Arc’—A message of genuine, sometimes surprising, hope.

October 9, 2017

There’s something a little mind-bending about the idea that a documentary about global health could be one of the most life-affirming, optimistic films you might see this year. But that’s the case, because “Bending…

POV Magazine—Review: ‘Bending the Arc’

October 5, 2017

If only more people in power could take this medicine. Excerpt taken from a review originally published in POV Magazine. The right to health care—and, by implication, the right to life—is under the microscope…

The New York Times—Review: Paul Farmer Works to Heal Haiti in ‘Bending the Arc’

Excerpt taken from a review originally published in The New York Times. A feel-good documentary that’s literally about making people feel good, “Bending the Arc” dives into the quagmire of global health care with…

Harvard Medical School—Bending the Arc: New documentary illuminates global health equity

October 1, 2017

This excerpt was taken from an article published by the Harvard Medical School. The story begins with a group of young idealists who set out 30 years ago to save as many lives as…

Millions of lives saved by taking the time to listen

September 29, 2017

The story of how Rwanda has doubled life expectancy. Bending the Arc tells the story of three friends who believed that poor people shouldn’t die because they didn’t have access to basic medical treatment and medication.…

Bending the Arc in the Navajo Nation

August 23, 2017

Did you know that the Navajo Nation has a severe shortage of health care providers? One in every four positions for doctors is empty, creating desperate need for decent medical care for people who…

Variety—Healthcare Doc ‘Bending the Arc,’ Exec Produced by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Gets U.S. Release (EXCLUSIVE)

August 16, 2017

Abramorama has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to the healthcare documentary “Bending the Arc,” with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as executive producers. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, will…