3 Eye-opening documentaries about inequality in the world

Feb. 25, 2020

If all statistics indicate that the world keeps being increasingly unequal, that is, the rich are richer and the poor are poorer, it is time to face a reality that few wanted to see until a few decades ago.

The following three documentaries available to watch online on Guidedoc make a tripartite portrait about the state of inequality in the world through journeys to all corners of the planet.

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Delicate Balance


Narrated by the former president of Uruguay José "Pepe" Mujica, better known as the “humblest president in the world”, this documentary shows us a triptych of realities on three continents of the planet.

In Japan, two executives are trapped in a maze of consumption and corporations. In Melilla, the border between Africa and Europe, the inhabitants of a sub-Saharan community try to cross the wall that divides both continents daily to escape poverty.

And in Spain, a kaleidoscope of families tells us how their quality of life has collapsed with the economic crisis.

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Poverty Inc.


With a stunning cinematography, this documentary takes us through a large-scale exploration, across several countries and continents, to learn about the repercussions of several aid programs to poor countries that have ended up breaking local economies and destroying dreams of a better future of millions of people in the third world.

In short, the hypocrisy of the West is exposed with a lucrative business of "doing good" on the margins of the world.

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We Came To Help


To inquire into the film archives and historical documents of Switzerland's involvement in Rwanda in the 60’s through its cooperation agency is to discover murky consequences of an alleged "good will" of the historic neutral country.

The genocide of 800,000 people in 1994 in the African country inevitably led to a questioning of the famous cooperation programs in Switzerland and throughout Europe. To what extent help from the colonialist vision is good for poor countries?


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