Faculty of Health screens documentary on global health revolution

A still from the documentary Bending the Arc
A still from the documentary Bending the Arc

Members of the York University community will have an opportunity to view an award-winning documentary that shares a powerful story on the global health revolution.

The acclaimed filmĀ Bending the Arc will screen at 4pm on March 15 in the Senate Chamber, 9th floor, N Ross, and will be followed by a panel discussion.

A still from the documentary Bending the Arc
A still from the documentary Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc is a powerful documentary about an extraordinary team of doctors and activists, including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl, whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global health revolution based on justice, equity and the right to health for all. Epic, yet intimate, the film is a compelling argument for the power of collective and personal vision and will to turn the tide of history.

The film screening will be followed by a panel of discussants including Mark Brender, national director, Partners in Health, Canada. The event is cosponsored by the Faculty of Health, Department of Anthropology, and the York student chapter of Partners in Health Canada.

Local York scholars will also be featured on the panel to offer expert commentary. Students from York University’s Partners in Health student club will also be present.

York University has programs in global health and medical anthropology that are unique in Canada. As an institution, it aims to train the leaders of tomorrow in the field of global health.

For more information, visit the event website.