The End of Poverty?

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Released 2008

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The End of Poverty? is a 2009 documentary that explores the world economy and the complicated history between First and Third World countries. Actor Martin Sheen narrates this detailed and thorough look at how global poverty evolved from colonial times to the skewed tax and trade policies of the present day. Director Philippe Diaz interviews a wide range of economists, professors, writers and government officials to discuss how one-fifth of the Earth's population consumes 80% of the available resources, which leads to an increase in slums and economic ghettos in Africa and Latin America. Economic experts such as Nobel Prize winners Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz, respected authors Chalmers Johnson and Susan George, as well as the citizens of these struggling countries each add their perspective to this centuries-old disparity which played a part in the financial collapse of 2007. Beyond dissecting the problem, possible policy changes are presented in this eye-opening film.
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