History: Americans tend to be forward-looking and do not worry much about the past. Based on the film, it should be clear that many other people in the world think that understanding how we arrived at the present situation helps inform what should be done now. Should we focus on correcting the problems inherited from the past, or should we mostly ignore the past and start fresh?
- “The End of Poverty” is about the roots of global poverty. Hunger and deprivation are not portrayed as problems that can be solved with technology, foreign aid, or development planning. Instead, this film reveals the ways poverty arises from neocolonial policies that lock poor countries into a state of dependency. Foreign aid and economic development have been frauds, costing millions of people their lives. By tracing the global history that has led up to the current situation, “The End of Poverty” dispels a number of myths. It then offers a new framework with which we might begin to address the true causes of poverty.
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