The tiniest actions can change entire lives New York Times
When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She never imagined her quarterly donation of $15 would pave the way for Chris Mburu’s journey to Harvard Law School.
Years later, Chris has become a United Nations human rights lawyer working to combat genocide and discrimination. He decides to seek out the stranger who dramatically transformed his life and is astonished to learn his benefactor, Hilde, is a Holocaust survivor. Chris replicates Hilde’s generosity by starting a foundation to sponsor Kenyan students in need, naming it the Hilde Back Education Fund.
Beautifully interweaving seemingly separate lives to illuminate the truly interconnected world in which we live, A SMALL ACT is a testament to the powerful, rippling effects that one single action can generate.
Crew:Jennifer Arnold (producer & director), Patti Lee (producer), Jeffrey Soros (producer), Joan Huang (executive producer), Joel Goodman (music), Patti Lee (director of photography), Carl Pfirman (editor), Tyler Hubby (editor), Lisa Heller (senior producer for HBO), Sheila Nevins (executive producer for HBO)