The End of Poverty? takes a look at what really causes poverty (hint: it’s not people being lazy). The role of the financial system–the same one that our government just bailed out to the tune of several billion dollars–in keeping the world’s poorest people poor is exposed in detail in this haunting film directed by Phillippe Diaz and narrated by Martin Sheen.
- “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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