Members-Only Event

A Small Act

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
5:30 pm ET
New York

In Person

Jennifer Arnold, Filmmaker
Patti Lee, Cinematographer/Producer
Chris Mburu, Main Character in the Film
Moderator: Orlando Bagwell, Director of the Media Content Fund, Ford Foundation

Wine and cheese reception followed by screening and discussion.

When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but years later she does. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, Chris Mburu decides to find the stranger that changed his life. Inspired by her generosity, he starts a scholarship program of his own and names it for his former benefactor.

Using a strong narrative, the film interweaves seemingly separate lives into a cohesive whole. With clarity and grace, A Small Act bears witness to the ripple effect a single action can create.

FREE for Paley Center Members.
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