End of Poverty?, The

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Cinema Libre Studio
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Length (in minutes)
106min
Year
2008
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"The End of Poverty?" is a daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary by award-winning filmmaker, Philippe Diaz, revealing that poverty is not an accident.  It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land and other natural resources as well as in forced labor.  Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies - in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.

 

"The End of Poverty?" asks why today 20% of the planet's population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate?  Can we really end poverty under our current economic system?  Think again.