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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.
Deleted Scenes; “Homecoming” Update Featurette; Trailers; “Take Action” Insert
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival
Top Ten Audience Favorite, Hot Docs
Winner, Audience Award, Adrienne Shelly Director’s Award, Nantucket Film Festival
“Remarkable…the film couldn’t be more heartening.”—The New York Times
“A precious and inspiring tale.”—The Hollywood Reporter
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Posted in Docurama, Social Issues | Tagged discrimination, foundation, genocide, genre: documentary, harvard law school, hilde back education fund, holocaust, kenya, law school, lawyer, stranger, student, teacher