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The End of Poverty? (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 16 December 2009 (France)
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A phenomenal discourse on why poverty exists when there is so much wealth in the world. A must see for anyone wanting to understand not only the US economic system but the foundations of today's global economy.

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Philippe Diaz

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Philippe Diaz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Sheen ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Amartya Sen ... Self - Author & Nobel Prize Winner
John Perkins John Perkins ... Self - Author & Economist
Eric Toussaint Eric Toussaint ... Self - Author & President of CADTM
Edgardo Lander Edgardo Lander ... Self - Professor & Historian
H.W.O. Okoth-Ogendo H.W.O. Okoth-Ogendo ... Self - Author & Law Professor
Miriam Campos Miriam Campos ... Self - Ministry of Indigenous People, Bolivia
Mashengu wa Mwachofi Mashengu wa Mwachofi ... Self - Former Parliamentarian, Kenya
Maria Luisa Mendoca Maria Luisa Mendoca ... Self - Rede Social President, Brazil
Jaime De Amorim Jaime De Amorim ... Self - Coordintor, Landless People Movement Brazil
William Easterly William Easterly ... Self - Author & Professor
Michael Watts Michael Watts ... Self - Author & Professor
Álvaro García Linera Álvaro García Linera ... Self - Vice-President, Bolivia (as Alvaro García Lineras)
Nora Castaneda Nora Castaneda ... Self - Women's Bank President, Venezuela
Joao Pedro Stedile Joao Pedro Stedile ... Self - Landless Movement Leader, Brazil
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The End of Poverty? asks if the true causes of poverty today stem from a deliberate orchestration since colonial times which has evolved into our modern system whereby wealthy nations exploit the poor. People living and fighting against poverty answer condemning colonialism and its consequences; land grab, exploitation of natural resources, debt, free markets, demand for corporate profits and the evolution of an economic system in in which 25% of the world's population consumes 85% of its wealth. Featuring Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz, authors/activist Susan George, Eric Toussaint, Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera and more. Written by Beth Portello

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In a world where there is so much wealth, why is there still so much poverty?

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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USA

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English | French | Portuguese | Spanish

Release Date:

16 December 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Progress vs. Property See more »

Filming Locations:

Bolivia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,593, 15 November 2009

Gross USA:

$57,805

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,805
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A good documentary about the causes of world poverty
13 December 2009 | by SimonB-4See all my reviews

A good documentary about the causes, including root causes, of world poverty. Chiefly, the world's natural resources are controlled by a small number of rich governments and corporations, and whatever is necessary is done to maintain the status quo.

A solution to world poverty is beyond the scope of the film. It's beyond the power of everyone with such an ambition since ... whatever is necessary is done to maintain the status quo. The film does argue that the taxation of personal income needs to be vastly reduced in favour of increased taxes on land, particularly land containing natural resources; or the privatization of world's natural resources would need to end. But no-one sees this happening anytime soon.

It's possible to criticize the use of statistics which, without a tiresome definition of terms, comes across as a series of sweeping statements.


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