Poverty, Inc.


Thursday, May 5, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


“I see multiple colonial governors. We are held captive by the donor community.”—Herman Chinery-Hesse, Ghanaian software entrepreneur. The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc.unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore. From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?

Q&A and Community Reception with Magatte Wade, entrepreneur and TED Global Africa Fellow and Shari Turitz, vice president for programs at American Jewish World Service, with Laura Rossi, executive director of Westchester Community Foundation

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Times: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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$10 - Members
$15 - Nonmembers

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
Presenter Website: burnsfilmcenter.org

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Sponsored by Westchester Community Foundation
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