Fighting poverty is big business. But who profits the most?
The IEA is delighted to invite you to a screening of the acclaimed and award-winning documentary Poverty Inc.
The screening will be introduced by its Executive Producer Kris Mauren, the Executive Director of the Acton Institute. Kris will also be available to answer any questions following the screening.
About Poverty Inc.
“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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