A SMALL ACT is an inspirational new film that hit London theatres this past weekend. The film, created by Jennifer Arnold, explores the subject of Education in Kenya and demonstrates how even the smallest of acts can make life-changing impact. A SMALL ACT has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Festival and has won three prizes for best director, best documentary and best human rights and social justice film at various other festivals worldwide.
The film tells the story of Hilde Back, who was rescued by a stranger in Nazi Germany and taken to Sweden. Through the Swedish Sponsorship Scheme, Hilde decides to sponsor a young Kenyan student, living in an unstable, rural village. Hilde never expected to hear directly from her sponsored child, but years later she receives incredible news. Chris Mburu, now a human rights lawyer for the United Nations and a Harvard graduate, has started a scholarship programme of his own which he names the Hilde Back Education Fund. Continue reading