What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality? To some, it sounds impossible, but Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is doing just that.
Bonsai People is an emotionally compelling look at several women receiving microcredit loans and how it empowers them. Through their stories, we see what Yunus saw - microcredit is an important tool, but financial woes are not their only problemn - they have needs whigh simple business solutions can help fulfill.
Bonsai People is the first film tracking his work from microcredit through to social business. Microcredit is just the tip of the iceberg!
Holly Mosher is an award winning filmmaker and honors graduate from NYU. Her inspiring documentary 'Hummingbird' about two non-profits in Brazil that work with street children and women who suffer domestic violence won numerous awards. In various producing roles, she has contributed to films on healthcare 'Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety' and 'Side Effects'; women's issues 'Maybe Baby'; the environment 'Vanishing of the Bees'; and election issues 'Free For All' and 'Pay 2 Play'. Bonsai People is her latest passion project.
See the trailer here
Get more information on the film here.
We will be showing Bonsai People at 6.30pm on Wednesday 14 December 2016 at Foyer Oxford, 196 Oxford Street, Leederville.
Come along and bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks!
Doors open at 6.30pm. Films start at 7pm.
Running Time 79 minutes.
Bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks.
Gold coin donations appreciated (and go to the filmmaker who has waived the usual screening fee).
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