Friday, February 18, 2011

Free Film Screening So Cal area - Claremont, CA

If you are in the Southern California Area stop by for a free film screening of "A Small Act". Tuesday, February 22 at 5:30pm at the Garrison Theatre, Scripps College in Claremont. Guest appearance by the film's writer/director/producer, JENNIFER ARNOLD, for a post-screening Q&A.

This event is free and open to the public. Roger Ebert's "Top Ten Documentary Films of 2010"

for more information call the Scripps College Humanities Institure at 909-621-8237 or visit the website at

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.

The top students in Mukubu primary school are in the exact same situation as Chris once was. They are bright, but can’t afford to pay school fees. With the creation of Chris’ fund, these students have new hope. But the program is small; how many will qualify for a scholarship?

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.

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