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Special Events

If you missed the live event or if you just want to watch again because it was so inspiring, we've got you covered. Our panel (Matthew Heineman, Academy® Award-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker, Dr. Nathalie Dougé, the frontline doctor in The First Wave, and J. Corey Feist, JD, MBA, President & Co-Founder, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation) discussed everything from personal COVID-19 experiences to global concerns about the mental, physical and social effects of the pandemic providing inspiration to lead the way to a healthier, more equitable future. Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Moderated by producer and human rights activist Peggy Callahan, this panel discussion provides insight into the incredible friendship between his holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, featured in the documentary Mission: JOY. The panelists include Doug Abrams, author of the global best-seller The Book of Joy, Dr. Thupten Jinpa Langri, a former Tibetan monk and the principal English translator to H.H. the Dalai Lama, and Dr. Elissa Apel, Professor of psychiatry and Vice Chair at the University of California, San Francisco. Duration: 1 hour 14 minutes

Filmmaker Sharon Shattuck talks about her documentary Picture a Scientist and the importance of diversity in STEM. "When used in the classroom, Picture a Scientist can spark conversations... “Talking about gender bias can be really difficult and awkward,” Shattuck explained. People are often reluctant to discuss the topic, especially when it comes to considering their own implicit biases.

But Picture a Scientist brings these issues to the forefront to make it easier to speak candidly about the effects of discrimination in the classroom and the lab – and, according Shattuck, “to talk about how to change the culture.'" 

There is also a K-12 version of Picture a Scientist. 

In Fall 2020, ProQuest, FILM PLATFORM and The Sundance Institute hosted a discussion on global health and social justice with the founders of Partners In Health - Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Kim, and Ophelia Dahl - the subjects of the award-winning documentary Bending the Arc. The conversation, moderated by Tabitha Jackson, director of The Sundance Film Festival, demonstrated how a film like Bending the Arc can be a catalyst for conversations on important topics across the curriculum. Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

This bibliography contains resources related to Bending the Arc. Here are a few highlights: 

  • Dissertation: Farmer, Paul E. AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame, Harvard University, 1990.
  • Scholarly Journal: Farmer, Paul, et al. "Community-Based Treatment of Advanced HIV Disease: Introducing DOT-HAART (Directly Observed Therapy with Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy)." Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 79, no. 12, 2001, pp. 1145-51.
  • Magazine: Kim, Jim Yong. "The Human Capital Gap." Foreign Affairs, vol. 97, no. 4, 2018, pp. 92-102.
  • News Article: Murphy, Kate. "Contact Tracing Is Harder Than It Sounds: News Analysis." New York Times (Online), May 23, 2020.
  • Blog: Kim, Jim Yong. "The World Bank’s Strategy for Addressing Fragility in Sub-Saharan Africa."
  • Additional Video: The short Oscar®-nominated documentary Open Heart
  • Book: The best-selling book: Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World. Random House Publishing Group, 2003.


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