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Documentary Query

November-December 2014

Filmmakers working on a documentary about Partners In Health, the nonprofit founded in 1987 by Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl, among others, seek photos or video depicting the early days of the organization, before its official founding, including images that students may have taken on PIH-related travels. Contact Martha Eidsness Mitchell at [email protected] for details.

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