37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Bending the Arc

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An extraordinary team of doctors and activists work to save lives in a rural Haitian village. Through interviews and on-the-ground footage shot in the midst of a deadly epidemic, directors Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos are immersed in the thirty-year struggle of these fiercely dedicated people as they fight ancient diseases. These activists must scrape together funding with the lives of their friends on the line, face scorn and hostility from the global health establishment, and suffer heartbreaking mistakes from their own lack of experience. Their effort grows into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all. Discussion with Dr. Joia Mukherjee (Partner’s in Health), Dr. Scott Heysell (UVA), Tim Cunningham (Compassionate Care Initiative), and Derek Brown (Peace Appeal Foundation), moderated by Dr. Rebecca Dillingham (Center for Global Health)

Supported by the Center for Global Health and the University Programs Council


Friday, November 10


3:00 PM


UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater

Film Info

Director: Kief Davidson, Pedro Kos

Runtime: 102 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2017

Country: USA

Featuring: Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Jim Yong Kim, Agnes Bingawaho, Joia Mukherjee.