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 poverty. It also asks the question: is celebrity politics the right way of combating world poverty and should international celebrities be the spokespeople for Africa’s poor.
Following the worldwide broadcast, the series of documentaries is available online for downloading to be used by organisations, schools and anybody wishing to stimulate discussion and debate around poverty.
This one-hour documentary is part of a series of documentaries that form part of the Why Poverty? campaign, a cross media event taking place in November 2012. Eight award-winning film makers were asked to produce this series of documentaries about poverty, with each documentary looking at a different aspect of poverty. The series will be broadcast by 70 broadcasters from around the world reaching more than 500 million people via television, radio, internet and live events.