Poverty, Inc.

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Showings

Bijou by the Bay Fri, Jul 31, 2015 6:00 PM
Old Town Playhouse Sat, Aug 1, 2015 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Release Year:2015
Runtime:91 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:Argentina
Bangladesh
Cambodia
Dominican Republic
Ethiopia
Georgia
Haiti
India
Ireland
Italy
Kenya
Peru
Russia
Rwanda
South Africa
South Korea
Swaziland
Thailand
UK
USA
Original Language:English
French
Subtitles:English
Web Site:http://www.povertyinc.org/
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Matheson Miller
Produced by:James F. Fitzgerald Jr.
Michael Matheson Miller
Screenwriter:Michael Matheson Miller
Jonathan Witt
Simon Scionka
Cinematography:Simon Scionka
Editing By:Simon Scionka

Description

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.

Included Shorts

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