Poverty, Inc.
Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Sat, Apr 11, 2015 1:10 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Sun, Apr 12, 2015 1:15 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Poverty
Inc.
Program:Documentaries
Cine Global
Tags:Documentary
Sustainability
Social Justice
News
Filmmaker/Guest Attending
Voice Category:Panorama
Release Year:2015
Runtime:91
Type:Documentary Feature
Awards:FreedomFest $2500 Grand Prize - Anthem Film Festival
Best Documentary Award - Bahamas International Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature Award - Topanga Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature Award - Docutah Film Festival
Country:Haiti
Kenya
Rwanda
Ghana
Argentina
USA
UK
Language:English
Haitian Creole
Website:http://www.povertyinc.org/
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/109863354
Cast/Crew
Director:Michael Matheson Miller
Producer:Michael Matheson Miller
James F. Fitzgerald Jr.
Mark Weber
Anielka Munkel
Cinematographer:Simon Scionka
Editor:Simon Scionka
Screenwriter:Michael Matheson Miller
Simon Scionka
Jonathan Witt
Description

Producer Mark Weber attending.

Fighting poverty is big business. But who profits the most?

This critique of the international development establishment examines the rise of the vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry, a system that often benefits multinational corporations, large NGOs, and geopolitical interests more than the people actually living in poverty. 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?



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The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is supported in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.