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A Small Act


A Small Act

A Small Act explores the ripple effect a single action can create. This award winning documentary tells the story of Chris Mburu, a young man from Kenya, and his astonishing journey from an impoverished village to becoming a Harvard Law School graduate and a human rights lawyer for the United Nations. Eventually Mburu traces the woman who sponsored his early education for 50 cents a day, and finds she is a Holocaust survivor, who is amazed to discover that her small act of generosity has led to educating a man who would then dedicate his life to fighting crimes against humanity.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jennifer Arnold and producers Patti Lee and Jeffrey Soros.

Written and directed by Jennifer Arnold; producers, Jennifer Arnold, Patti Lee and Jeffrey Soros; executive producer, Joan Huang; cinematographer, Patti Lee; editors, Carl Pfirman and Tyler Hubby; composer, Joel Goodman. For HBO: senior producer, Lisa Heller; executive producer, Sheila Nevins. Presented by Harambee Media and HBO Documentary Films. Running time: 1 hour 28 minutes.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.


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