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The End of Poverty?
Date Wednesday February 23
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorFlorence
EmailHumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com
Phone510-681-8699

Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments and social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.

THE END OF POVERTY?
by Philippe Diaz

Global poverty did not just happen. It is not an accident. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, the problem persists because of unfair debt, trade, and tax policies — in other words, wealthy countries taking advantage of poor, developing countries. This comprehensive documentary explains how today’s financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries. Consider that 20% of the planet’s population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate. At this rate, to maintain our lifestyle means more and more people will sink below the poverty line. Filmed in the slums of Africa and the barrios of Latin America, this film also features expert insights from Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, Susan George, Eric Toussaint, John Perkins, Chalmers Johnson, William Easterly, and Michael Watts as well as opinions of government ministers such as Bolivia’s Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera and leaders of social movements in Brazil, Venezuela, Kenya, and Tanzania. Can we really end poverty within our current economic system? This film shows how unlikely that would be.

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jan 27th, 2011 10:28 PM

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