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A film by Jennifer Arnold

Runtime: 88 minutes (includes 54 minute version)

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When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but years later, she does. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, Chris Mburu decides to find the stranger that changed his life. 

Inspired by her generosity he starts a scholarship program of his own, which gives a new generation of Kenyan students the hope of affording an education. With clarity and grace, A Small Act, bears witness to the ripple effect one singular action can have.

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Secretary-General [Ban Ki-Moon] PRAISED [THE] FILM, for "highlighting the importance of giving all children an education in the fight against ignorance and bigotry."
—Michelle Kung, The Wall Street Journal

"A Small Act is such A POWERFUL FILM to use in classrooms across the globe. It demonstrates how individuals can make a profound difference in the world."
—Marc Skvirsky, Facing History and Ourselves

—The Hollywood Reporter

—The Huffington Post

—Christian Science Monitor

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