Making it in America
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Poverty, Inc.
Bijou by the BayFri, Jul 31, 2015 6:00 PM
We’re encouraged to donate resources where there are none, shoes to those in need, and money to provide disaster relief, all in the ongoing fight to end poverty. The business of doing good has never been better. But when those resources drive out farmers, cripple local business, and decimate the same economy we’re trying to aid, who actually prospers? In this eye-opening documentary on the multi-billion dollar global charity industry, over 200 voices from 20 different countries speak out against those who profit from poverty. This revelatory doc unearths the harsh realities of the donor community and asks whether the charitable efforts of the West truly help, or hold other cultures captive to global aid. In English, French with subtitles.
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Poverty, Inc.
Old Town PlayhouseSat, Aug 1, 2015 6:00 PM
We’re encouraged to donate resources where there are none, shoes to those in need, and money to provide disaster relief, all in the ongoing fight to end poverty. The business of doing good has never been better. But when those resources drive out farmers, cripple local business, and decimate the same economy we’re trying to aid, who actually prospers? In this eye-opening documentary on the multi-billion dollar global charity industry, over 200 voices from 20 different countries speak out against those who profit from poverty. This revelatory doc unearths the harsh realities of the donor community and asks whether the charitable efforts of the West truly help, or hold other cultures captive to global aid. In English, French with subtitles.
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Film Info
Section:Short Films
Release Year:2014
Runtime:9 min.
Type of Film:Short Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Language:Spanish
Subtitles:English
Web Site:www.iamlosangeles.com
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Alma Velasco
Director:Joris Debeij
Description
Alma had dreams as a young girl of going to college. Her dreams shattered when the civil war in El Salvador started. Alma's mother sent her with Coyotes to cross the border in the United States. She gained legal status and is working in a clothing factory. She works hard to create a future for her teenage children.
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