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Poverty, Inc. Film Screening

  • Central Campus 1800 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309 USA (map)

POVERTY, INC.

Join us for a FREE special screening of this new, award winning documentary on Thursday, July 30 at the Central Campus Auditorium downtown Des Moines.

TICKETS

  • Register for your FREE tickets HERE
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ABOUT THE FILM

Premiering at the Austin Film Festival last October, POVERTY, INC. has earned 30 international film festival honors and 11 awards, screening in 16 countries and sparking a grassroots dialogue around the world.

FILM SYNOPSIS

“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?

Join us for a special screening of this new, award winning documentary on Thursday, July 30 at the Central Campus Auditorium downtown Des Moines.

For more information about the film visit povertyinc.org

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