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Poverty, Inc. : fighting poverty is big business but who profits the most? / Ro*co Films ; Brainstorm Media ; Tugg ; Acton Media presents a Poverty Cure production in association with Coldwater Media ; producers, James F. Fitzgerald, Jr., Michael Matheson Miller ; written by Jonathan Witt, Michael Matheson Miller, Simon Scionka ; directed by Michael Matheson Miller.

Fitzgerald, James F., (film producer.). Miller, Michael Matheson, (screenwriter,, film director,, film producer.). Witt, Jonathan, (screenwriter.). Scionka, Simon, (screenwriter,, director of photography,, editor of moving image work.). Small, Tom (Photographer), (director of photography,, editor of moving image work.). Wade, Magatte, (interviewee.). Ayittey, George B. N., 1945- (interviewee.). Escobari, Marcella, (interviewee.). Chinery-Hesse, Herman, (interviewee.). Sirico, Robert A., (narrator.). Ro*Co Films Educational (Firm), (film distributor.). Brainstorm Media, (production company.). Tugg Inc., (production company.). Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, (production company.). Poverty Cure (Firm), (production company.). ColdWater Media, (production company.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"'I see multiple colonial governors,' says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment in Africa. 'We are held captive by the donor community.' 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. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore. From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?"--From container.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library DVD 362.5 POV (Text) 33892100363325 Adult DVDs DVD None 03/22/2016 Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States?] : www.povertyinc.org, c2015.
  • Distributor: [Sausalito, California] : Ro*co Films Educational, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture documentary in 2014.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Simon Scionka; editors, Simon Scionka, Tom Small.
Participant or Performer Note:
Interviewees: Magatte Wade, George Ayittey, Marcella Escobari, Herman Chinerry-Hesse. Narrated by Robert Sirico.
Summary, etc.:
"'I see multiple colonial governors,' says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment in Africa. 'We are held captive by the donor community.' 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. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore. From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?"--From container.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; aspect ratio 16:9.
Language Note:
Spanish dubbing and English/Spanish subtitles available.
Subject: Poverty > Developing countries.
Developing countries > Economic conditions.
Economic assistance.
Developing countries > Social conditions.
Poverty > International cooperation.
Human services > Developing countries.
Economic history.
Human services.
Poor > Finance, Personal.
Poverty.
Poverty > International cooperation.
Social conditions.
Developing countries.
Genre: Documentary films.
Educational films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.

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