"A Small Act" (CNEX x RFHK x Good Lab - Discussion Forum on Citizenship #6)

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CNEX x RFHK x Good Lab
Discussion Forums on Citizenship #6

Film: A Small Act
Date: 5th June 2014 (Thu)
Screening Time: 7:30 - 9 pm
Sharing Time: 9 - 10 pm
Venue: Mini Theatre, The Good Lab, L1, The Sparkle, 500 Tung Chau Street, West Kowloon

Guest Speakers:
- Mr. Benson Tsang
- Ms. Belinda Kwai Yi HUNG (Founder, Hung Hing Ying and Leung Hau Ling Charitable Foundation)

Ms. Ada Wong (Convenor, The Good Lab & Make A Difference)


"A Small Act" (2010) (88 min) (Director: Jennifer ARNOLD)

2010  Sundance Film Festival
2011  Nomination for Best Documentary, Emmy Award

When Holocaust survivor Hilde BACK sponsored a young rural 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 Right 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 and names it for his former benefactor.

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’ fund, these students have new hope. But the program is small how may will qualify for a scholarship?

Using a strong narrative, the film interweaves seemingly separate lives into a cohesive whole. With clarity and grace, A Small Act bears witness to the ripple effect a single action can create.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/10188872