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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 Barefoot College takes uneducated middle-aged women from poor communities around the world and...


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. While it is characterised as opening doors, particularly for the rural population base to...


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. This is largely thanks to one resident - Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore, whose copper mines...


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. The film explores whether their concerts and campaigns have really lifted millions out of...


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 in Africa, large agribusiness started to move in, often forcing out traditional, subsistence...


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 South Bronx, where more than half the population needs food stamps and children are 20...


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 and the USA. In Cambodia, one is likely to be born to a family living on less than $1/day. In...


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 through to today's capitalist meltdown. It asked qestions like: Is poverty inevitable? Is it...