BENDING THE ARC – Opening Night Film (Sold Out)

Thirty years ago, as much of the world was being ravaged by horrific diseases like HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, three remarkable young people—Jim Yong Kim, Paul Farmer, and Ophelia Dahl—came together in a squatter settlement in Haiti.

They faced enormous obstacles, yet managed to bring together the resources to build real health clinics in areas that had been ignored by everyone else. Reaching far beyond the issue of health care, BENDING THE ARC shows how moral imagination, strategy, and sheer will can change the trajectory of the world.

Guests: Dr. Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Pedro Kos and Cori Shepherd Stern

Moderator: Gideon Gil, STAT Managing Editor


Wednesday, October 11


Coolidge Corner Theatre

Film Info Info


Kief Davidson, Pedro Kos



Cori Shepherd Stern, Kief Davidson


102 minutes



Presenting Sponsor

Cross Insurance


Makers Mark Patron Roca Horizon Beverages Stella Artois Stella Cidre Vertex Tito’s


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