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The End of  Poverty?

The End of Poverty?

Documentary | English, French | 104 minutes

Empresa

Cinema Libre Studio


Reparto

Director

Philippe Diaz

Producer

Beth Portello

Writer

Philippe Diaz

Cast

John Christensen, Clifford Cobb


Sinopsis

Looking beyond the popular solutions proposed to stop poverty, THE END OF POVERTY? explores whether the true causes of poverty today stem from a deliberate orchestration since colonial times whereby wealthy nations exploit the poor. Exploitation of natural resources, land grab, national debts, free markets and an ever increasing demand for corporate profits are just some of the issues addressed by leading economists, politicians and people engaged in social movements.

Narrated by Martin Sheen (The Departed, Who Killed the Electric Car?. Bobby, Apocalypse Now), and filmed on location in Bolivia, Brazil, Kenya, France, Tanzania, USA, the U.K, and Venezuela, this moving documentary warns how the developed nations are plundering the planet at a pace that outstrips its capacity to support life, with the increasing consequence of greater poverty.

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Año de Finalización

2009


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