Poverty, Inc. + Filmmaker Q&A | University Of Pittsburgh

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Join us Friday, January 22nd, as Pitt Global Brigades, Pitt Nourish International, and Pitt Student Government Board host a screening of the award-winning documentary, POVERTY, INC., at 4:30 PM. Special guest filmmaker, Mark Weber, will host a Q&A discussion following the screening.

Frick Fine Arts Auditiorium

Screening starts at 4:30 PM.
Q&A discussion with Mark Weber at 6:30 PM.


To attend the screening, RSVP here:

Watch the film trailer: https://vimeo.com/109863354

Share with your friends on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #PovertyINC

Website: http://www.povertyinc.org/

POVERTY, INC. has earned 40 international film festival honors and was recently selected to the "Best of Fests" category in IDFA Amsterdam - the biggest documentary festival in the world. It has already screened in 16 countries and numerous top universities, sparking a fast-growing grassroots dialogue to ignite change around the world.

Bring the film to your city by emailing screenings@povertyinc.org or visiting our screenings page: http://www.povertyinc.org/screenings/.


“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?
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