Bending the Arc


Bending the Arc - SC bannerThirty years ago, as much of the word was ravaged by horrific outbreak of AIDS and tuberculosis, three remarkable activists came together while attending college at Harvard to provide medical relief to a Haitian squatter settlement. Determined to provide the same world-class level of medical care they would expect for their own families to the Haitians that soon became their friends, they faced obstacles considered insurmountable by the rest of the world. Because of their dedication, world policies changed, entrenched ideas transformed, and millions of lives were pulled from the brink of death.


Bending the Arc is downright inspiring.” – Variety


Cori Shepherd Stern - Bending the ArcCori Shepherd Stern, Writer

Cori Shepherd Stern is an Academy Award nominated producer and screenwriter who works on both documentary and fiction film projects. Her film credits include Warm Bodies, Open Hearts, and Sonita. Stern has also executive produced two virtual reality films, Collisions and Francis. She is dedicated to social change, working as strategist and social entrepreneur. Stern’s social justice efforts have been featured on the BBC, CNN, NPR, Today and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has served as a media advisor to the Skoll Foundation and the Sundance Institute’s Stories of Change project. Stern’s new projects include Arizona, a scripted film in development with Miramax based on the true store of the founding of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE); and a scripted feature film in development with Rocklin/Faust (SPOTLIGHT) based on a 2015 Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalism series.


Thursday April 5, 2018 Longleaf Studios Jacksonville, AL 7:00 PM CT
Friday April 6, 2018 Ritz Theatre Sheffield, AL 7:00 PM CT
Sunday April 8, 2018 The Center for Rural Development Somerset, KY 2:00 PM ET
Monday April 9, 2018 Rector Little Theatre, inside Conway Boatman Chapel Barbourville, KY 7:00 PM ET
Tuesday April 10, 2018 The Batte Center, Wingate University Monroe, NC 7:00 PM ET
Thursday April 12, 2018 Crosby Theatre, Troy University Troy, AL 6:00 PM CT
Friday April 13, 2018 Historic Christ Church & Carriage House Hapeville, GA 7:00 PM ET