2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 12


Bending The Arc

Director: Kief Davidson, Pedro Kos

Film Summary

Documentary Festival Favorites | 1:42 | 2017 | USA | English/Haitian Creole/Spanish/Kinyarwanda with English subtitles | View Website

In the 1980s, a medical student, a physician, and an activist traveled to a remote region of Haiti, and what they accomplished there transformed the way we approach global health to this very day. Tracking their trial-and-error process from those early days (fighting tuberculosis and AIDS epidemics), we follow the trajectory of what became the revolutionary NGO Partners in Health as they applied their community-based and culturally sensitive approach to health care, one that has gone on to save millions of lives across the planet.

Director Kief Davidson, Pedro Kos
Cast Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Jim Yong Kim
Executive Producer
Producer Kief Davidson, Cori Shepherd Stern
Screenwriter Cori Shepherd Stern
Cinematographer Joshua Dreyfus, Guy Mossman, David Murdocl
Editor Yuki Aizawa, Pedro Kos

Film Sponsor

Marquette University

Community Partners

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church - Greendale