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Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc is a movie starring Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, and Jim Yong Kim. The extraordinary doctors and activists whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of...

Running Time
1 hours 42 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Pedro Kos, Kief Davidson
Writer
Cori Shepherd Stern
Actors
Ophelia Dahl, Jaime Bayona, Jim Yong Kim, Paul Farmer
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The extraordinary doctors and activists whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all.

Comments about documentary «Bending the Arc» (30)

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Brittany Robinson

The film "Bending the Arc" is an important documentary that not only explores the science behind it, but also the public's acceptance of it. In a more than three year period, the public has come to accept the idea that we can bend space and time to our will, and more than a few of us have begun to explore this. It is a fascinating study of what scientists are doing and are saying about this phenomenon. I am a bit confused by the film's title. I think that there is a bit of an artistic license that is being taken with the title. In this case, I think it is appropriate. This film does not address the topic of whether or not we can bend space and time to our will. Instead, it explores what is happening in the public's head regarding this idea. To those of you who are curious about this subject, this is a good film to see. You will find that it is not a very straightforward documentary, and that this film does not shy away from presenting some important, challenging ideas and events. Overall, this is an important film for those who are interested in the subject.

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Zachary

If you watch the trailer you may think that this movie is about "advocating" abortion rights, but it's not. It's about women and their fight for their right to choose, and how it was done. The title of the movie is misleading, because it is not about abortion rights. This movie is about a woman named Joyce (Laura Carlsen), who lost her pregnancy and didn't know how to cope with the loss. The abortion was done by a radical abortionist, who used her as a guinea pig in her own practice. What follows is a unique and interesting documentary. The point of the movie is to present a true story about the abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas. It's not about abortion rights, but about the women who get to live their lives, after losing their babies. I would have given this movie a 10, if the film was more like a documentary and less about abortion rights, but it is a good movie, with great interviews from people who have been in the clinic and of course the story of Joyce herself. If you are against abortion, you may not like this movie, but if you are pro-choice, you will probably enjoy it. Overall, it is a good movie, but it is definitely not a pro-abortion movie.

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Diana Ross

This was the documentary film of the title. For once I had no idea what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. I have watched this many times and it never gets old, although at times it becomes tedious, and you can understand why people have difficulty with it. So I'm going to give the film a 7 out of 10. I enjoyed the storytelling and the documentary format. The story was exciting, I could understand where the ideas were coming from, and was well written. It is a little bit confusing at times, but overall, it is a well made documentary. I had the opportunity to see it in Spanish and it was terrific, although it had subtitles in the audio. In the end, I would definitely recommend this film. If you're a fan of the punk scene in NYC or hardcore, you're in for a treat.

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Kathryn

I think this film is a great introduction to the concept of a UFO. It is very well done and tells a very important story. It is also very educational. I recommend this film to everyone, regardless of what their beliefs are. I think this film is a must see for anyone who has even a passing interest in UFOs and the UFO phenomenon.

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Kyle J.

I was lucky enough to catch this documentary when it was on TV and I was interested enough in the subject matter to make an appointment with the producer. He, himself, was so quick to offer to put me in touch with people that he'd known as children that he didn't even know before. While his wife was in the room, we chatted about movies and musicals, he mentioned "Badlands", which he'd always been a fan of, and I was delighted to hear about the Boy Scouts. So the following morning, I reached out to him via Facebook and he agreed to meet me at the airport in Panama City. We had a few beers, which was about the only time we talked. And the reason I took my flight that morning was to see what the production staff had to say about this amazing little film. As it turned out, this was the most fascinating experience of my life. First, let me say that the film is beautifully shot. The cinematographer, Danny Isidora, used his camera as the primary lens, and he is a natural. The camera moves around and around and around, but doesn't worry about the accuracy of its movements. As for the actors, they are exceptional. Kostya Tsirik, who is best known for his work on the first season of "The Wire", is amazing in this role. I've seen him in dozens of movies, but this is his first work that was on the big screen. He is the heart and soul of the film, and he makes his own version of the Boy Scouts even more believable. Jason Reitman, who is one of my favorite directors, plays the role of the Director very well. He is such an engaging and likable character. He tells the story of the Boy Scouts with such compassion and sensitivity, and his performance is a joy to watch. If you're going to see this film, do yourself a favor and see it on the big screen. I can't wait to see it again. I would not have wanted to wait so long for this film.

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Megan S.

I loved this movie, it was very inspirational and inspiring to me as a person. The film was very well put together and the director did an excellent job at showing us the importance of being an activist and being in the right place at the right time. This film is a must see for anyone who wants to learn more about the injustices of our current government. It is also very educational as well. I have always believed that there is more to being an activist than just getting involved in a cause, there is much more to being an activist than just showing up and protesting. It is also important to realize that many people have not been able to have a voice in the past and are not getting the recognition they deserve. I highly recommend this film and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about the world of activism. Thank you to the director for putting together such a great documentary.

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Judith S.

I'm not one to comment on films for the sake of it. But I really loved this documentary, especially the interviews. They're fascinating and informative, and the narration is spot on. Not everyone will enjoy this, but for those who have already heard about this film, they'll love it. For those who haven't heard, this is the story of a few people who are pushing for change in their communities, but they are not famous or rich. And they do it with the help of "community organizers" who meet with local community leaders, small business owners, and educators to make a case for change. This documentary is mostly filmed with the help of community organizers, but you also get to hear from people like the Mayor of Austin and the Mayor of Spokane. There is some extremely inspiring and insightful talk. These are all people who have had some of the biggest stories in their communities blown out of proportion by the media. This is an important documentary that I recommend to everyone. It's really well done.

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Shirley Harrison

I was shocked to read the negative reviews for this film. I thought the film was very well done. Yes, the graphics were a bit too over the top, but the story was excellent and if anything the technology was too new to be relevant. I thought the acting was good, and as a child I would have wanted to be like Max. He has the best lines and is the best character. I loved the ending and how he got back to his family. I thought the movie was very realistic and didn't even touch on the false rape accusations. The producer made this movie to reach young girls and even though it is not the real story, I think it will reach young girls. I would recommend this movie to everyone, it is definitely worth a watch!

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Angela Woods

I didn't know what to expect from this film but I was surprised. It is so much better than the way I thought it would be. The acting is great, the stories and emotions are so real and real people. The one thing that I can say is that it is not about the fact that some kids in foster homes have to go through a difficult time. It is about the real person who is in the foster home and they get all the struggles and losses. It is about the struggle of the foster parents and the kids and the kids's actions and the real kids that go through all that. I think this film can be a good tool to talk about the issue. It is not just about kids being in foster homes or kids who are in foster homes and want to be there. It is about all the problems in the foster home and how they get to be a part of that. I recommend this film to anyone who has been through a difficult time and want to learn more about that.

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Alan B.

I was not aware that the most popular movie in the world is "The Matrix", until I watched this film. I had to go to the library to find it, and was disappointed that I did not have a copy of it. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was a great movie, and that I could watch it again and again and again. I am a film student, and I was shocked at how much I enjoyed this movie. The plot is excellent, and the acting is superb. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys great acting, and a great plot. I would like to say that this is a must-see movie for anyone who is interested in film. This movie is a must-see for everyone.

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John H.

A good documentary. You'll be entertained. But the truth is that there are so many interesting things going on in the world that the information given in this movie is just an interesting part of the story. The fact is that I've met more people and have had more conversations with them than all the other movies put together put together. There's just a lot of things that keep happening to people. And there's so much that people can do to try to change things. You could go and do something and then realize that what you're doing has nothing to do with anything. But at the same time there's so much that people can do to try to change things, that you just don't even notice that you're doing anything. You don't really think about the people you're talking to and the things you're doing, or how your life is going. You're just kind of getting by. That's the kind of stuff that keeps you going. You don't even realize that you're doing anything until you're kind of fighting back a little bit, like the way I was fighting back in my own life, which was to just make sure that I didn't get into something that I didn't want to get into. I think that what really happened was that I kind of became just a little bit more active in trying to change things, which I wasn't even sure that I wanted to do at the time. I just kind of had to get in a position to really get in touch with myself, and to make sure that I was in control of myself. And I'm not sure that I wanted to be in control of myself, and I think that's one of the things that people can do, and it's something that people should do. And I think it's something that can make a difference in people's lives. I think that there are people out there who can change things, and I think that it's up to them to make a difference in their own lives and make a difference in others' lives. And I think that it's up to each of us to just kind of get in touch with ourselves, and make sure that we're in control of ourselves. And I think that the people who can do that can be able to change the world. But I think that the people who can't do it are the people who can't make it happen. But if you can get out there and make the changes that you want to see, then you will be able to change things. And I think that's something that people can do.

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Amber

The title is misleading, as it is not a documentary. It is a film about a man who has been in prison for 13 years, and is now going through a prison-rehabilitation program. The film is very informative and it gives you a sense of what it is like to be in prison. The film is not for the squeamish. There is a lot of nudity and a lot of nudity of prisoners. It is a very realistic portrayal of prison life, and a very good film. I highly recommend it.

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Victoria

This film is very well done. It is one of the few documentaries I have ever seen that actually talks about the subject matter. It is one of the few documentaries that actually talks about the actual facts about the project. This documentary does a great job of giving a balanced perspective of the actual project. It is very interesting and informative. The documentary shows how the project was handled by the CIA. It also gives you a great idea of the people who were involved in the project. The documentary also gives you a good idea of the actual project itself. I highly recommend this documentary. It is very well done and is a must see for anyone interested in the subject of the CIA's involvement in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Larry

This is a great film, which is well worth seeing. The first half of the film is about the tragic death of an Australian man who was shot in the back by a police officer in the course of a raid on his home. The second half of the film is about the events that followed and what the police and the local community did to try to make sense of the incident. I was very impressed by the film, and was very moved by the story of the man's death. It is a very moving and very moving story, and it is also a story that has been told before. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the Australian police and the police response to the events in the film.

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Larry Salazar

This movie was well done. I think it was well thought out and put together. I love how they talked about the science behind sex addiction and what happens in those individuals brains when they do. The other aspect that I really liked was how they talked about the importance of boundaries and being a good parent to your children. I think the movie did a great job showing that you should do the right thing and make sure your children know how important it is to you to not let them think they can get their hands on the stuff they think they want. I think the movie did a great job in showing the mental toll and cost to each individual of someone being addicted. I feel that they were able to explain each individual's story without giving out spoilers or giving out any information that the viewer could go to a doctor and get some information for themselves. Overall, I think this movie was great. It did a great job in showing the effects that it can have on the individual and the families they are dealing with. It was an emotional ride to the end. I think it's a must watch and a good story.

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Kyle

I was expecting this documentary to be heavy-handed, but it was actually very effective. It was well done and informative, and it was not a representation of some other people's life experiences, but of someone who grew up in the LDS church. There were many interesting stories and many people I recognized. It showed the negative effect that the church has had on people and their families. However, many of the stories were "magic." I felt that I had to use some of my own words when I described the situation that I was in. It is something that many people can relate to, and is a common experience for people who grew up in a family with a strict and controlling church. Some of the stories were sad, and that is a good thing. I thought the majority of the stories were positive and hopeful. It was difficult for me to pick a favorite. I found that some of the stories were inspirational and made me feel like a better person. However, I found that most of the stories were sad and sad. I was very surprised that a good number of the stories were tragic and tragic. There were many people in the stories that I knew from my childhood. I found myself wanting to be a part of these stories. I did not feel like I had a choice. I felt that I had to take the advice of these people and follow their advice. I also felt that they were very well-intentioned people. I was surprised to find that many of the stories involved a lot of personal turmoil and pain, but I didn't feel it was done in a manipulative or false manner. There were some uncomfortable situations that I found myself in and some of the stories touched me on a personal level. I felt that the stories were based on actual incidents and people and were not just made up. I think that I will probably continue to follow this advice. However, there were some who made it sound that they were doing something wrong and were telling the story to make the LDS church look bad. I felt that the majority of the stories were true and the people were telling them that the church was wrong and it needed to change. I was very surprised by the way the church responded to the stories. They were not apologetic, but rather just told the stories and the people weren't saying anything. I was very pleased with the way that the church approached this documentary and how it came across. I think that people should make their own decisions on what they will believe and what they will keep in their minds and on their chests. However, I think that the most important thing that the church is telling people to do is to keep on following the church and not to change their mind. I thought that the church was very helpful with their perspective. I also believe that they were being helpful with their perspectives, and it was good to see that they were doing their best to help people. I think that the church should continue to be a good ally for people. I think that people should not change their minds or their beliefs, but should just keep them. I thought that the majority of people should continue to be the same, but it would be good for the church to be a positive and helpful ally for the rest of the world.

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Hannah S.

This movie chronicles the main characters journey through life. It's an interesting look at why we do the things we do and what's most important in life. The director and writer of the movie spent many months in the offices of the very influential Harvard Business School to get their perspectives on things like life, work, and the pursuit of happiness. What it reveals about life is quite fascinating. I think the biggest surprise is that the people who are supposed to be the most successful in life are the least satisfied with their lives. People who want to work hard but can't seem to find the motivation to do so, are the most depressed. The people who are supposed to be the most happy in life, are also the most depressed. The director is very meticulous in his ability to use facial expressions and body language to create a natural and authentic experience. He was able to tell a story in a way that it stayed fairly close to the truth. It was never pretentious, not pretentious at all. It is a real story of an interesting man's life. A good one.

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Samantha

This is a nice documentary about the visual artist, Patrick Hesseldahl. It has a lot of great footage from his own work, and gives you a great look into what he does. It's not overly serious, but it's all about the work and he has a lot of incredible images in there. I loved this documentary, and I really wish they would do more films like it.

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Ashley Schultz

From all the things I've read about this film, I was really excited to see this film. I saw a lot of critics and other people rave about the movie, but I was very disappointed. There are a lot of good points in this film, but I was bored by it and just wasn't in a mood to watch it. I understand they are going for a serious subject matter, but it didn't really seem to me like they were trying to make the point that the "problem" with war is that it has nothing to do with the war itself. In my opinion, it's the mindset of those in the military that is the problem, and not the actual war. This is the only part of the film that is really serious. If you want a serious, critical look at war, I suggest you go and watch something else.

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Janice Jensen

I love this film, it's the story of the Japanese children who committed suicide due to bullying and the adults who didn't do enough to protect them. I recommend it highly. Not sure why it's rated G for violence and profanity. I watched it with my young daughter, and she wasn't offended by anything that happened. It was very educational, and made me think about my own behavior. The documentary was a good way to start the day.

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Wayne Peters

This film is a must see for anyone interested in physical culture, sports, or just the history of the world. What it doesn't show is the complex story behind the scene, and that's what makes this film so fascinating. You learn about the big names in physical culture in China, and also hear some stories of their secret lives. It's also interesting to hear about the evolution of the Chinese Olympic Games. These are two people who have had a massive impact on the sports world of the world. Not just their sport, but also their lives. I believe that the success of the Olympics has been built on the dedication of the Chinese Olympic Committee. Many people of Chinese origin are not just athletes, but also diplomats, professors, and even teachers. I think that this is the kind of impact they bring to the Olympics, and their own legacy is still a big part of the Olympic tradition. They are also the ones who have been the real pioneers of Chinese culture, and are the ones who have been to the Moon, the Pole, and the Ice. A must see.

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Lisa Obrien

I saw this movie at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was a great film about a group of Jewish children in Paris, France. The kids were from several different cultures, yet they all felt the same way. They felt that they were treated as nothing, as less than human. They felt the need to do something about it. So, they went to the Jewish Museum and presented an exhibit. The museum had a special exhibit on Jewish children and, of course, the children had a new found love for the museum. They helped make the exhibit a success. The kids were the stars of the movie. One of the kids was in the play "Nacht" ("Time"). The kids were up for awards and, one day, they were awarded for their performance in the play. I was at the theater watching the film. The kids were great. I don't know how much this film cost, but it was worth every cent. This film was a great study of an area that many don't know about. I have been a Jewish kid all my life. So, I can relate to this film.

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Jacob

I have seen this documentary several times and I can say it's a worthy effort from a wonderful crew of journalists, documentary film makers and artists. The idea of a "paradigm shift" is very interesting and this is one of the few documentaries that has changed my opinion of this topic. Unfortunately, they had to use the same information many times, which made the film even less effective. The filmmakers should have done more research before presenting the information and giving them an opportunity to have a more open debate. I would like to see a film about other organizations that have had this "paradigm shift" and how they've changed the world. What is an "Eden" and what does it really mean? How is it different from what we think? What does it have to do with climate change?

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Gloria Herrera

This film is about a religion whose members live in squalor, and even live out of their cars. Its members have to work, and work hard, so the price of food is quite high. The community tries to find a way to make it work. The lead community member is very loyal to the people in the community, and has no desire to leave. He is very quiet and quiet but very strong. The people are very loyal to him. In the end, the leader dies, and the community and the leader are forced to sell their homes. The people, including the leader, live in squalor, with no clean water, no electricity, and no food. The leader wants to sell the community to the highest bidder, so he and his followers can be "entertained". It is a sad story of a community that had nothing to offer but poverty, desperation, and humiliation. The camera work is fine, but the story is very depressing. It is a very important story about the people of India, and it is a lesson that we need to learn from. You will be moved to see what it was like for the people in the community, but you will also learn a lesson. It is a good lesson to learn, and it is a good film to see.

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Brandon Henderson

A film that would make you laugh, cry and think about life and death. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I laughed, I cried and I thought about it. It was an amazing film and I would recommend it to anyone who likes documentaries or has a good sense of humor. I highly recommend this film to anyone who wants to be inspired and/or to just be entertained. The characters were well thought out and the story line was also well thought out. The director and writers did an amazing job of capturing the emotions of the characters. I think the most amazing thing about this film is the fact that it was made by a woman. The women that made this film are real people, not actors, and I think that shows that they did a good job. I am a big fan of documentary films and I think this film is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It was well done and I think that it will be a great addition to my collection.

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Jonathan Alvarez

This documentary, which I watched this past weekend at a public library in San Francisco, is one of the better ones I have seen. Not just in its ability to cover the progress that the working class has made in this country, but also the very similar ways that the rich have fared better than the poor. The difference between the two groups, as it is shown in the film, is that the working class is still at the top, while the rich are on the bottom. The movie is also notable for having several quotes from movie stars in it. While the film does make one feel that these quotes are from some famous movie stars, you can see in their mannerisms that they are actually making this movie, rather than talking about what they want to say. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to learn about the history of the working class, but does not want to be subjected to anything about the capitalist system.

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Benjamin Foster

I'll give it a 7 because it's an extremely well-made documentary. I wish the documentary could have been longer, and more in-depth, but I'm fine with it being a 90 minute film. While the interviewees all agreed with many of the facts, they could have explained them better in a more in-depth way. I feel that I really don't need to watch a documentary to understand the events that occurred in the Vietnam War. If you know some of the facts and you can understand what the filmmakers were trying to get across, then I think it's an excellent documentary.

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Mark

A very informative and well made documentary on the roots of the Church of Scientology and their place in society. The idea is to expose the flaws and pitfalls of Scientology in regards to its former methods of handling their followers. What was it that made Hubbard so confident that he could actually make a difference in the world? Why did he give a certain type of people their special powers? The answer to all these questions are revealed, but in a very entertaining and entertaining way. The documentary is balanced, calm and non-judgmental, yet the overall message of the documentary is clear and there are no loose ends. Highly recommended.

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Aaron

This film was very well made and well done. It has a good message about the environment and how we can all be more aware of what we're doing. It also talks about the importance of the environment and the importance of the environment to our health and the environment to our children. I'm glad I watched it and I'm glad I didn't pay to see it in theaters. I'm glad it was released on DVD and I'm glad I saw it. It's a very important film and it should be watched by everyone.

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Mark

I first became aware of this film when it was screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The idea that the work of two artists could be taken so seriously by a mainstream film audience was completely new to me, and I was impressed. The film was both provocative and thought provoking. It's no surprise that the film was chosen to be part of the Sundance Film Festival, and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in independent film.