POVERTY INC. Screening + Discussion

When: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: 
Memorial University, Arts and Administration Building, Room A-1046

Join the Centre for Social Enterprise on Wednesday, September 20th for a screening of the 2014 documentary Poverty INC., a film that highlights the failings of the humanitarian aid industry and how we can learn from these mistakes to improve our future together. Directly following the film, there will be a panel discussion to further explore the topic and understand what it means for us here in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff at Memorial as well as to members of the general public. Movie snacks provided!

ADMISSION: FREE
TIME: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
LOCATION: Arts and Administration building, A-1046

Register to attend herehttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/poverty-inc-screening-panel-discussion-tickets-37703967582

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?

Runtime: 55min

Rating: This film has not been rated

 

Join the Centre for Social Enterprise on Wednesday, September 20 for a screening of the 2014 documentary Poverty INC., a film that highlights the failings of the humanitarian aid industry and how we can learn from these mistakes to improve our future together. Directly following the film, there will be a panel discussion to further explore the topic and understand what it means for us here in Newfoundland and Labrador.