New Documentary Follows PIH


Partners In Health is the subject of a new documentary called Bending the Arc, which looks at the global health movement through the experiences of PIH leaders Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl, Dr. Joia Mukherjee, and others.

The documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and has since screened at film festivals around the country, including the Aspen Ideas Festival, Berkshire International Film Festival, Greenwich International Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Skoll Foundation’s World Forum in Oxford, England, Telluride Mountain Film Festival, and others.

Starting in October 2017, Bending the Arc will be available to the public through community screenings. You can sign up to host a screening in your community, or see if one is already scheduled at a theater near you.

For the latest news, reviews, and screenings, visit the Bending the Arc website.

Bending the Arc

Photo credit: Phil Collis for Partners In Health
PIH staff attend the premiere of Bending the Arc at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January. From left to right: Dr. Jaime Bayona, founding director of Socios en Salud; Dr. Jim Yong Kim, PIH co-founder and president of The World Bank; Dr. Paul Farmer, PIH co-founder; Dr. Fernet Léandre, co-executive director of Zanmi Lasante; Dr. Joia Mukherjee, PIH chief medical officer; Dr. Maxi Raymonville, director of women’s health at Zanmi Lasante; Loune Viaud, co-executive director of Zanmi Lasante; Ophelia Dahl, PIH co-founder; and Todd McCormack, founding PIH board member.

Reviews for Bending the Arc:

Bending the Arc is a heartwarming and radiant offering. Most magically, it transcends the colossal power of its own story to show how individual beings, one step at a time, can right the course of inequality and injustice.”

Read The Hollywood Reporter’s full review.

“For anyone who wants to believe in the promise of Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote, 'the arc of the moral universe bends toward justice,' a film like Bending the Arc is downright inspiring.”

Read Variety’s full review.

“For humanists and activists today, who perceive the present social climate as a dark one, I have no doubt that Davidson and Kos’ documentary will energize and offer hope.”

Read the full review in Patheos.

“For proof that hope and determination make a difference, pessimists and cynics need look no further than “Bending the Arc.”

Read The Boston Globe's full review.

“…the archival footage, the impassioned interviews, and the inspiring story of how warriors for solutions can overcome entrenched views on poverty and health, make for something genuinely stirring.”

Read the full review in The Los Angeles Times.

"Ultimately, though, "Bending the Arc” is not a tale of despair and death. Over three decades, Farmer’s quest to treat Haitians evolved into something bigger. Partners in Health, the organization he founded with his friends, established a global framework to empower communities to treat tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and other diseases.”

Read the full review in The Washington Post.

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