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The End of Poverty? (2008)

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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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John Perkins ...
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Eric Toussaint ...
Himself - Author & President of CADTM
Edgardo Lander ...
Himself - Professor & Historian
H.W.O. Okoth-Ogendo ...
Himself - Author & Law Professor
Miriam Campos ...
Herself - Ministry of Indigenous People, Bolivia
Mashengu wa Mwachofi ...
Himself - Former Parliamentarian, Kenya
Maria Luisa Mendoca ...
Herself - Rede Social President, Brazil
Jaime De Amorim ...
Himself - Coordintor, Landless People Movement Brazil
William Easterly ...
Himself - Author & Professor
Michael Watts ...
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Alvaro García Lineras ...
Himself - Vice-President, Bolivia
Nora Castaneda ...
Herself - Women's Bank President, Venezuela
Joao Pedro Stedile ...
Himself - 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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16 December 2009 (France)  »

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Progress vs. Property  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,593 (USA) (13 November 2009)

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$57,324 (USA) (19 March 2010)
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The longer I live the more I value history.

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Our current reality is the result of thousands of chains of events that stretch back in time.

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