John Christensen, Clifford Cobb
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.