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.
“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
“A PRECIOUS AND INSPIRING TALE”—The Hollywood Reporter
“REMARKABLE”—The Huffington Post
“POWERFUL”—Christian Science Monitor
Official Selection—SUNDANCE Film Festival
Official Selection—HOTDOCS Film Festival