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Please join the School of the Examined Life for a complimentary screening of the award-winning film, Poverty Inc., on Friday, February 16, 2018. The event will take place at the Ashland Public Library.

After the film, a discussion of the film will take place. Light refershments will be served.

Please make sure to RSVP and secure your complimentary ticket by clicking the green "Register" button in the top right of this page.

We look forward to seeing you there!




Information on the Poverty, Inc. Film

Watch the film trailer: https://vimeo.com/109863354

POVERTY, INC. has earned 60 international film festival honors including a "Best of Fests" selection at IDFA Amsterdam - the biggest documentary festival in the world.

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Website: http://www.povertyinc.org/

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?

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