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Documentary Night at Harvard Business School -"Bending the Arc"

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Documentary Night at Harvard Business School - "Bending the Arc"

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Please join us for the winter installment of Harvard Business School’s Documentary Night, featuring scenes from Bending the Arc, the story of Partners In Health, Dr. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl and their fight for global health equality. A panel of the film's protagonists will discuss the film and their experiences finding novel ways to address global public health challenges with co-moderators Nitin Nohria, Dean of Harvard Business School, and Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Location: Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School

  • 6:00-7:30 pm Film clips, panel discussion and audience Q&A
  • 7:30 pm Reception

This event is free and open to the Harvard community. Partners and friends of Harvard are welcome. Registration required.

Free event parking is available next door to Klarman Hall in the Soldiers Field Park Garage, Kresge Way, Allston, MA 02163

Panelists:

  • Dr. Paul Farmer, a noted physician and anthropologist, chief strategist and co-founder of Partners In Health, Kolokotrones University Professor and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
  • Ophelia Dahl, advocate for the health and rights of poor people for nearly 30 years. In 1983, she volunteered at the small Eye Care Haiti clinic in Haiti’s impoverished Central Plateau. There she met Paul Farmer, and they have been working ever since to deliver high-quality health care to the destitute sick.

About Bending The Arc:

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. They bent it faster. In 1983, three young people barely out of their teens began a public health revolution by treating patients who had been abandoned by the health establishment. The community health model they developed to treat diseases like tuberculosis & HIV/AIDS has saved millions of lives in the developing world. Their fight for universal health equity became a global battle in the highest halls of power for the right to health for all.

Reaching far beyond the issue of health care, Bending the Arc shows how moral imagination, strategy, and sheer will together can change the trajectory of the world, bending the arc of the moral universe closer to justice. Bending The Arc was screened at Sundance Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival, and the San Francisco Film Festival. It earned the "Best Documentary Feature Film" award at the Greenwich International Film Festival in 2017.

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