The End of Poverty

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Global poverty does not just happen. It started with slavery, military conquest and colonization resulted in the confiscation of land, minerals and forced labor.

Today, the problem persists because of the unjust policies of debt, trade and taxes – in other words, the rich exploit the poor, developing countries.

Renowned actor and activist Martin Sheen narrates the end of poverty, a feature documentary directed by award winning director, Philippe Diaz, explaining how the current financial crisis is a direct consequence of these policies have unanswered lasted for centuries.

Note that 20% of the world’s population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate.

At this rate, to maintain our way of life means more and more people are sinking below the poverty line. Shot in the slums of Africa and the barrios of Latin America, The End of Poverty has views of experts: Nobel Prize in Economics, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz; acclaimed authors Susan George, Eric Toussaint, John Perkins, Chalmers Johnson, university professors William Easterly and Michael Watts, government ministers and vice president of Bolivia, Álvaro García Linera and leaders of social movements in Brazil, Venezuela, Kenya and Tanzania.

It is produced by Cinema Libre Studio, in collaboration with the Robert Schalkenbach. Can you really end poverty within our current economic system? Think again.

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