Bending the Arc

DIRECTED BY Kief Davidson, Pedro Kos

Country: USA
Language: Creole, English, Kinyarwanda, Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 102min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

The fascinating story of Partners in Health opens in Haiti in the 1980s, where Paul Farmer, a Harvard medical student, Jim Yong Kim, an idealistic young physician, and Ophelia Dahl, a budding activist, began their quest for global health equity during the peak of the Haitian AIDS crisis. Since that tumultuous inauguration, and after much trail and error, Partners in Health have worked arduously in such regions as TB-stricken Peru and Ebola-afflicted Rwanda.

Tracing the group’s innovations not only in immediate relief, but also long-term education and community building, Bending the Arc is an inspiration for us all as we aspire to bring better care to people from all walks of life and across economic strata.


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Director: Kief Davidson, Pedro Kos
Producer: Cori Shepherd Stern, Kief Davidson
Screenwriter: Cori Shepherd Stern
Executive Producer: Dan Cogan, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Rick Rosenthal, Nancy Stephens, Nina Fialkow, David Fialkow, Eric Dobkin, Barbara Dobkin, Jim Swartz, Susan Swartz, Patty Quillin, Sally Osberg, Sandy Herz, Diana Barrett, Emerson Collective

Music: H. Scott Salinas, Matthew Atticus Berger
Cinematographer: David Murdock, Guy Mossman, Joshua Dreyfus
Editor: Pedro Kos, Yuki Aizawa

Kief Davidson, Pedro Kos

Kief Davidson was born in Brooklyn. His films have won numerous awards. They include Kassim the Dream (08), Open Heart (13), which was nominated for an Oscar, A Lego Brickumentary (14) and The Ivory Game (16). Pedro Kos is from Rio de Janeiro. He studied theatre at Yale. His credits as editor include the Oscar-nominated Waste Land (10), The Island President (11) and The Crash Reel (13). Bending the Arc (17) is his second film as director.