Amnesty International Film Screening - "Poverty, Inc."

Date & Time October 17, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Terrace room
Amnesty International

Amnesty International will be partnering with Tufts Film Series to present Poverty, Inc., a documentary that critically examines the foreign aid industry. Terrace room, 8 pm

Winner of over 50 international film festival honors, the $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award, and the €5,000 Best Documentary Award from the FIFE Environmental Film Festival in Paris.

"I see multiple colonial governors," says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment. "We are held captive by the donor community."

The West has made itself the protagonist of development, giving rise to a multibillion dollar poverty industry.

From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. food aid, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?

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