POVERTY, INC. | Pittsburgh, PA
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POVERTY, INC. | Pittsburgh, PA

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AlphaLab Gear

6024 Broad St.

Suite 2R

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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Join us Monday, January 23rd as Rorus hosts a screening of the award-winning documentary "Poverty, Inc." at 7:00 PM at AlphaLab Gear.

Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the screening starts at 7:00 PM. Donations are gladly accepted!

"Poverty, Inc." has earned 40 international film festival honors, including a "Best of Fests" selection at IDFA Amsterdam -- the biggest documentary festival in the world.

Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, "Poverty, Inc." uncovers the uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.

From TOMS shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, common feel-good charitable measures are challenged when the film asks us the toughest question of all: Could I be part of the problem?

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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." uncovers the uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.

From TOMS shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, common feel-good charitable measures are challenged when the film asks us the toughest question of all: Could I be part of the problem?

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