The Resource Poverty, Inc. : fighting poverty is big business, but who profits the most?, Ro*co Films ; Brainstorm Media ; Tugg ; Acton Media presents a Poverty Cure production in association with Coldwater Media ; producers, James F. Fitzgerald, Jr., Michael Matheson Miller ; written by Jonathan Witt, Michael Matheson Miller, Simon Scionka ; directed by Michael Matheson Miller

Poverty, Inc. : fighting poverty is big business, but who profits the most?, Ro*co Films ; Brainstorm Media ; Tugg ; Acton Media presents a Poverty Cure production in association with Coldwater Media ; producers, James F. Fitzgerald, Jr., Michael Matheson Miller ; written by Jonathan Witt, Michael Matheson Miller, Simon Scionka ; directed by Michael Matheson Miller

Label
Poverty, Inc. : fighting poverty is big business, but who profits the most?
Title
Poverty, Inc.
Title remainder
fighting poverty is big business, but who profits the most?
Statement of responsibility
Ro*co Films ; Brainstorm Media ; Tugg ; Acton Media presents a Poverty Cure production in association with Coldwater Media ; producers, James F. Fitzgerald, Jr., Michael Matheson Miller ; written by Jonathan Witt, Michael Matheson Miller, Simon Scionka ; directed by Michael Matheson Miller
Title variation
Poverty, Incorporated
Contributor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Interviewee
Narrator
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
'I see multiple colonial governors,' says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment in Africa. 'We are held captive by the donor community.' 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?
Cataloging source
IBZ
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Simon Scionka; editors, Simon Scionka, Tom Small
Dewey number
339.46
Language note
Closed-captioned (90 minute version) - - Spanish dubbing and English/Spanish subtitles available
LC call number
HC79.P63
LC item number
P68 2015
PerformerNote
Interviewees: Magatte Wade, George Ayittey, Marcella Escobari, Herman Chinerry-Hesse. Narrated by Robert Sirico
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fitzgerald, James F.
  • Miller, Michael Matheson
  • Witt, Jonathan
  • Scionka, Simon
  • Small, Tom
  • Wade, Magatte
  • Ayittey, George B. N.
  • Escobari, Marcella
  • Chinery-Hesse, Herman
  • Sirico, Robert A.
  • Ro*Co Films Educational (Firm)
  • Brainstorm Media
  • Tugg (Firm)
  • Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
  • Poverty Cure (Firm)
  • ColdWater Media
Runtime
91
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Economic assistance
  • Poverty
  • Human services
  • Developing countries
  • Developing countries
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Poverty, Inc. : fighting poverty is big business, but who profits the most?, Ro*co Films ; Brainstorm Media ; Tugg ; Acton Media presents a Poverty Cure production in association with Coldwater Media ; producers, James F. Fitzgerald, Jr., Michael Matheson Miller ; written by Jonathan Witt, Michael Matheson Miller, Simon Scionka ; directed by Michael Matheson Miller
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture documentary in 2014
  • Includes 91 minute and 55 minute versions
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
925376537
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Educational edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
013964695168
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)925376537
System details
DVD; NTSC; aspect ratio 16:9
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Poverty, Inc. : fighting poverty is big business, but who profits the most?, Ro*co Films ; Brainstorm Media ; Tugg ; Acton Media presents a Poverty Cure production in association with Coldwater Media ; producers, James F. Fitzgerald, Jr., Michael Matheson Miller ; written by Jonathan Witt, Michael Matheson Miller, Simon Scionka ; directed by Michael Matheson Miller
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture documentary in 2014
  • Includes 91 minute and 55 minute versions
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
925376537
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Educational edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
013964695168
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)925376537
System details
DVD; NTSC; aspect ratio 16:9
Video recording format
DVD

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