Doc Soup: Bending the Arc


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Oct 4, 2017 6:30 PM
Limited same-day tickets available.
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Oct 4, 2017 9:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Oct 5, 2017 6:45 PM
Limited same-day tickets available.
Film Info
Runtime:102 min
Country Listing:USA
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Kief Davidson
Pedro Kos


Doc Soup: Hot Docs' monthly screening series that presents Festival hits and award-winning docs.

Thirty years ago, a group of improbable heroes came together on a mission that was both medical and moral, and, by everyone’s estimation other than their own, highly unlikely to succeed. Their goal was simple but daring: to make high quality healthcare available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries. Fighting entrenched diseases, political and bureaucratic machinery, and the charity-industrial complex itself, these crusaders forced the international community to embrace the idea that health care must be a basic human right in every society, and went ahead to provide it. In doing so, they have changed the lives of millions of people across the globe. Told through interviews, rare archival material and on-the-ground contemporary footage featuring Dr. Paul Farmer (legendary founder of Partners In Health), Dr. Jim Yong Kim (maverick President of the World Bank), and Dr. Agnes Binagwaho (controversial Health Minister of Rwanda), the film is an emotionally charged, dramatic and inspiring journey with these brilliant and headstrong heroes.

Co-director Pedro Kos and film subject Dr. Fernet Leandre, co-executive director of Partners In Health in Haiti, will participate in a post-screening Q&A on October 4. Dr. Fernet Leandre will be in attendance for a Q&A on October 5, and will be joined by co-producer Judy Korin via Skype.

Additional Information

Single Ticket: $17
Cinema Member Ticket: $12, $10, $8
Student Same-Day Ticket: $8.50 (with valid student ID, Wednesday 9:15 p.m. screening only) 

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