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  • December 10, 2014

    Why Poverty? Films and Discussion Guide

    The Why Poverty? documentary film series is comprised of eight one-hour films and thirty-four shorts originating from 28 different countries, which are designed to get people thinking and talking about poverty. "It has been said that, in this...

  • November 20, 2012

    Solar Mamas - Are women better at getting out of poverty than men?

    Solar Mamas is a film about the heroic efforts of one woman as she overcomes significant difficulties to become a solar engineer. The film follows Rafea, the second wife of a Bedouin, who wants a better life for herself and her children. The...

  • November 20, 2012

    Education Education

    In China, where an education was once valued and thought to be a way out of poverty, it is now questionable as a route to economic security. The new economics of China has challenged many traditions, including the benefits of entering a university....

  • November 20, 2012

    Education Education

    In China, where an education was once valued and thought to be a way out of poverty, it is now questionable as a route to economic security. The new economics of China has challenged many traditions, including the benefits of entering a university....

  • November 20, 2012

    Stealing Africa - How much profit is fair?

    Stealing Africa describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa. The film looks at Rüschlikon, a village in Switzerland with a very low tax rate and very wealthy residents. But it receives more tax revenue than it can use....

  • November 20, 2012

    Give Us the Money

    In Give Us The Money, Bob Geldof, Bono and fellow activist Bill Gates speak candidly about the lobbying, strategising and back room deals involved in their near 30 years of activism against poverty and the valuable political currency of celebrity....

  • November 19, 2012

    Land Rush: How do you feed the world?

    Land Rush asks the question: How do you feed the world? In 2008 the world’s food system began to fall apart. Threatened with hunger, rich countries started buying up and leasing fertile tracks of the developing world. With 60% of all arable land...

  • November 19, 2012

    Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream

    Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream asks the question: how much inequality is too much? In New York, 740 Park Ave is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. 10 minutes to the north, over the Harlem River, is the other Park Avenue in...

  • November 19, 2012

    Welcome to the World - Is it better to be born poor or die poor?

    Welcome to the World looks at the fact that every year 130 million babies are born, but their chances in life depend on the lottery of where, how and to whom they are born. The film assesses the prospects of new arrivals in Cambodia, Sierra Leone...

  • November 19, 2012

    Poor Us: An Animated History

    Poor Us: An Animated History begins in the Neolithic Age and takes the viewer through the changing world of poverty. It is a sinister and at times amusing animated odyssey through time, reviewing human need from hunter-gatherer food insecurity...

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