Poverty, Inc.
2014|94 min|USA
Directed by Michael Matheson Miller


Eventbrite - Screening of Poverty, Inc. & discussion with Vinita Baravkar + networking


Co-presented with:

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Moral Fairground and Transitions Film Festival present a film screening of Poverty, Inc. followed by discussion with Vinita Baravkar on The Truth about the Cotton Industry. 
About the Film – Poverty. Inc. 

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 the 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).

About the Presentation – Vinita Baravkar (Bhumi Organic Cotton) “The Truth about the Cotton Industry”

vinitaVinita’s mission is to share awareness and knowledge of the textile industry and the devastating environmental and humanitarian impacts through her first hand experiences in India and regions of Bangladesh. Vinita will discuss in detail the truth behind the textile industry and explore in depth what goes on behind the scenes – things we may not know or be aware of that impact humanity and the earth. Learn about the benefits of choosing fair trade textiles as well as choosing organic cotton over conventional cotton. It’s time to start dialogues with retailers to ask the important questions of what’s in the label, who made it, how it was made and where it was made and the associated impacts of those questions on fellow human beings and the planet. Come and gain a greater understanding of the textile industry to enable responsible consumer choices that have a positive impact on the earth and humanity

Light food & refreshments will be served, together with a great opportunity to meet ‘one on one’ and network with other like-minded businesses and individuals.