SOLD OUT: Screening – A Small Act

Screening September 13, 2010 7:00 PM

When Swedish teacher Hilde Back decides to sponsor a young, rural Kenyan student she thought little more about it. Years later, out of the blue she hears from Chris Mburu, now a Harvard graduate and human rights lawyer for the United Nations.

Deciding to find the stranger that changed his life, Chris wants to show Hilde how her generosity not only helped him, but was the inspiration for the scholarship programme he has founded in her name.

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’s fund, these students have new hope. But the programme is small – how many will qualify for a scholarship?

Intertwining Chris and Hilde’s story and the current fate of these young students, this inspirational and riveting film bears witness to the ripple effect a single action can create.

Directed and produced by Jennifer Arnold
Produced by Patti Lee
88 mins