Bending the Arc

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Tacoma
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6:30 PM, Friday, May 24, 2019
Location: Tacoma (click for map)

Change only happens when people choose to act.

This powerful film profiles a group of heroes who took the call to see healthcare as a duty and service, rather than as a clinical enterprise. “Bending the Arc” is the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim (now president of the World Bank), activist Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack, and investor Thomas White and their brave effort that began in the 1980s as they delivered life saving services to small communities in third world countries.

Health is a universal issue, and we all have to be part of the solution, in whatever capacity we are able. There are some pretty incredible organizations working to promote advancement and equality in treatment and care worldwide.

Before you can solve big problems, you need to understand the complexity of the issue. So much is happening in the global health movement on a daily basis. Most of all, we hope this film will inspire you to keep working for global health and justice.

Your voice matters. And our collective voice has the power to make a massive impact.

So much is happening right now on a policy level that has the potential to change the course of health care, both in America and around the world.

Release Year: 2017

Running Time: 102 min

Director: Kief Davidson, Pedro Kos

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