Poverty, Inc.

Fighting Poverty Is Big Business


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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.



“A diverse and instructive collection of real-world case studies … Poverty, Inc. provides genuine food for thought.” — Peter Debruge, Variety

“You’ll never look at poverty and the Third World the same again.” — Michael Moore, Filmmaker

“Moving. I confess there were parts where I cried.” — Russ Roberts, EconTalk

“You made me so proud to be an African woman. 
Thank you for the brutal but necessary and empowering truth.”— Dany Masado, Health Professional, Cameroon