Free film series continues at Avon library |

Free film series continues at Avon library

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Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the DailyWith clarity and grace, "A Small Act" bears witness to the ripple effect a single action can create.

VAIL, Colorado – The public is invited to attend a free screening of the documentary film “A Small Act” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Avon Public Library. “A Small Act” is the second in the library’s winter series of documentary films.

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 and names it for his former benefactor.

The top students in Mukubu primary school are in the exact same situation as Mburu once was. They are bright, but can’t afford to pay school fees. With the creation of Chris Mburu’s fund, these students have new hope. But the program is small; how many will qualify for a scholarship?

Using a strong narrative, the documentary 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.

Now Showing @ EVLD offers free film screenings throughout the year. For a complete schedule of upcoming films, visit the Eagle Valley Library District’s website at

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