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Title Poverty, Inc. [videorecording] : 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.

Publication Info. [Sausalito, California] : Ro*co Films Educational, [2015]
2014

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Galena PL DVD - GALY-13  DVD 339.46 POV    AVAILABLE
Edition Educational edition.
Description 1 videodisc (146 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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DVD NTSC rda
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Motion picture
System Details DVD; NTSC; aspect ratio 16:9.
Performer Interviewees: Magatte Wade, George Ayittey, Marcella Escobari, Herman Chinerry-Hesse. Narrated by Robert Sirico.
Credits Director of photography, Simon Scionka; editors, Simon Scionka, Tom Small.
Note Originally released as a motion picture documentary in 2014.
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.
Note Includes 91 minute and 55 minute versions.
Language Closed-captioned (90 minute version) - - Spanish dubbing and English/Spanish subtitles available.
Subject Poverty -- Developing countries.
Economic assistance.
Poverty -- International cooperation.
Human services -- Developing countries.
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Human services. (OCoLC)fst00963360
Poor -- Finance, Personal. (OCoLC)fst01071074
Poverty. (OCoLC)fst01074093
Poverty -- International cooperation. (OCoLC)fst01074109
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Developing countries -- Economic conditions.
Developing countries -- Social conditions.
Developing countries. (OCoLC)fst01242969
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Educational films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films. (OCoLC)fst01710390
Added Author 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 (Firm), production company.
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, production company.
Poverty Cure (Firm), production company.
ColdWater Media, production company.
Added Title Poverty, Incorporated
Standard No. 013964695168

 
    
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