“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”/strong> dispels a number of myths. It then offers a new framework with which we might begin to address the true causes of poverty.
The movie website www.theendofpoverty.com
After seeing the documentary
"The End of Poverty?" you will want to buy the official companion book Why Global Poverty? It contains a director's narrative, the complete transcript, and over 70 interviews.
Why Global Poverty?