Conscious Capitalism Arizona
Presents a screening of the documentary POVERTY INC including
- Q&A with Film Maker Michael Matheson Miller
- Panel Discussion with Greater Phoenix Area Social Entrepreneurs
- Networking and Conversation – what next?
"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?
Poverty is complex.
There is no “donate here” button at the end of Poverty, Inc., nor is the whole story of poverty and development covered in 91 minutes. Rather than latching on to new silver bullets, we invite you to join us in embracing the complexity and engaging in a more nuanced dialogue.
Save the Date: 18 January 2017
Time: Doors Open at 5:00 PM for networking and conversation. The event starts at 6:00 PM.
Venue: CCAZ at MAC6 Conscious Work Space