Bending the Arc


The Main 5 Sat, Apr 15, 2017 9:25 PM
The Main 5 Mon, Apr 17, 2017 4:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Health & Wellness
Social Justice
Human Rights
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2017
Runtime:102 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:The Film Collaborative
Director:Kief Davidson
Pedro Kos
Producer:Cori Shepherd Stern
Kief Davidson
Cinematographer:David Murdock
Guy Mossman
Joshua Dreyfus
Screenwriter:Cori Shepherd Stern
Editor:Pedro Kos
Yuki Aizawa
Composer:H. Scott Salinas Matthew Atticus Berger
Filmography:Davidson-A Lego Brickumentary ('14)
Open Heart ('13) Kos-The Crash Reel ('13)
Across the Universe ('07)


Thirty years ago, medical student Paul Farmer went to Haiti to help fight a tuberculosis outbreak, and bring health care to the island. Left alone by the international community and the Haitian government, the people there were unable to find even basic care. But Farmer was undeterred, and with Ophelia Dahl, a social activist, they fought not only to bring health care to Haiti, but to poor communities all over the planet.

Featuring interviews with Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim (president of the World Bank), and Dr. Agnes Binagwaho (controversial Health Minister of Rwanda), Bending the Arc is a moving and often hilarious look at a very serious subject, and leaves you rooting for genuinely good people in these cynical times. “Bending the Arc unwinds as a stunning documentary about a team of young people whose charitable medical work 30 years ago in remote Haiti came to ignite a healthcare movement.” —The Hollywood Reporter

Directors' Biographies

Kief Davidson: Kief Davidson was born in Brooklyn, New York and is an Academy Award nominated documentary director. His features include the popular A Lego Brickumentary (2014) and The Ivory Game (2016). Bending the Arc is his seventh feature.

Pedro Kos: Pedro Kos was born in Rio di Janeiro and lives in Los Angeles. His editing credits include Academy Award nominees The Square and Waste Land. Bending the Arc is his first feature.

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