Poverty, Inc. (2014)
WHEN & WHERE:
Wednesday, January 28 at 7:00pm
at The Gallery Hall (across from the Nickle Galleries) in Taylor Family Digital Library
ABOUT THE FILM:
“I see multiple colonial governors,” says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment in Africa. “We are held captive by the donor community.”
The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better.
Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change.
Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.
From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?
- See more at: http://www.povertyinc.org/
Directed by Michael Matheson Miller
30 minute discussion with filmmakers to follow screening.
All seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early.
Free for students with ID and community by donation ($5.00 – $10.00 suggested)
All proceeds go towards the Campus Food Bank.