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Dr. Paul Farmer's "Bending the Arc"

Basalt Regional Library
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Bending the Arc is a documentary about a team of young people—Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl—whose charitable medical work 30 years ago ignited a global health movement.

Their goal was simple but daring: to make high quality health care available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries. Fighting entrenched diseases, political and bureaucratic machinery, and the existing charity and medical establishments, these crusaders took their fight from the village to the world stage, to ensure that health care is a right for all, and that geography should not determine destiny.

Bending the Arc premiered to a standing ovation in front of a sold-out crowd at Sundance Film Festival. This award winning film has been called a real-life superhero movie, a film that has “stretches and soars to the highest documentary dimension,” and a story that will reignite faith in human potential to actually change the world for the better.