Join us Tuesday, January 26th, as the Development Research Institute at NYU hosts a screening of the award winning documentary, Poverty, Inc., in Jurow Lecture Hall at 6 PM. There will be a reception following the screening at Silverstein Lounge along with a Q&A discussion moderated by Professor William Easterly.
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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.
“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?
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
NYU Silver Center For Arts And Science, CAS - 100 Washington Square East New York, NY 10003
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Seats are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive promptly.