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Bending the Arc

  • Jim Santy Auditorium 1255 Park Avenue Park City, UT, 84060 United States (map)
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Directed by Kief Davidson, Pedro Kos
Rated Not Rated, 102 min. 
Free Screening

Part of the Reel Community Series. Presented in partnership with The People's Health Clinic.

Thirty years ago, a group of improbable heroes came together on a mission that was both medical and moral, and, by everyone’s estimation other than their own, highly unlikely to succeed. Their goal was simple but daring: to make high quality healthcare available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries. Fighting entrenched diseases, political and bureaucratic machinery, and the charity-industrial complex itself, these crusaders forced the international community to embrace the idea that health care must be a basic human right in every society, and went ahead to provide it. In doing so, they have changed the lives of millions of people across the globe. Told through interviews, rare archival material and on-the-ground contemporary footage featuring Dr. Paul Farmer (legendary founder of Partners In Health), Dr. Jim Yong Kim (maverick President of the World Bank), and Dr. Agnes Binagwaho (controversial Health Minister of Rwanda), the film is an emotionally charged, dramatic and inspiring journey with these brilliant and headstrong heroes.

Post-film panel discussion TBA.

Earlier Event: August 19
SR Comedy Club featuring Carl LaBove
Later Event: August 20
Park Silly Sunday Market