Poverty, Inc.
2014|94 min|USA
Directed by Michael Matheson Miller
Australian Premiere
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Wednesday 24th Feb, 6.30 pm
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Saturday 27th Feb, 10.40 am
Encore screening

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A challenging exploration and critique of the global aid industry and the complexities of ending poverty.  

Will the challenges of global poverty be solved through charity and donations, or is empowerment and social enterprise the answer? Poverty, Inc. unearths the uncomfortable challenges of uneducated giving and suggests a new way of thinking to overcome global, systemic challenges for the betterment of all.

Michael Matheson Miller spent four years traveling to 20 countries to meet with those who give and those who receive humanitarian foreign aid. What he found is that the system, initiated after World War II, is broken.

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.

“A powerful and uncompromising film that strikes at the core of the traditional understanding of development and international assistance.” — Andres Jimenez, Waging Non-Violence [Costa Rica]