Filmed across several continents, this film reveals how development aid in poor countries reproduce poverty and increase the dependence of these territories on world powers.
AWARDS: Winner for Best Documentary. Bahamas Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: IDFA/ Austin Film Festival/ Chagrin Documentary Film Festival/ Chicago International Social Change Film Festival/ Starz Denver/ Leeds Film Festival/ Red Rock Film Festival/ Savannah Film Festival/ Utopia Film Festival
Poverty Inc. The business of doing good in poor countries
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.