The End of Poverty? is a documentary film directed by French filmmaker, Philippe Diaz. The movie was narrated by famous actor, Martin Sheen. It consists of several intercut selected interviews with historians coming from a different fields to talk about the factors that cause poverty and also the nexus of colonialism, economics, warfare, privatization, governmental policies, debt and many more. Martin Sheen takes the viewer on both primary filming sites: the Latin America and ghettos of Africa.
Invited to over 25 film festivals from critics since its debut week, the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May 2009, The End of Poverty, a Cinema Libre Studio and Robert co Schalkenbach Foundation, directed by Philippe Diaz is an extraordinary documentary, narrated by renowned actor Martin Sheen, who takes bold “carpet civilized world”, revealing chronologically, by stinging truths, dirty deeds that led to the current global economic situation dominated by inequity and poverty.
Filmed in the slums slums of Africa and Latin America, the film is based on the testimony of two Nobel laureates in economics, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz (distances surprising that “belief” capitalist economic) of famous writers like Susan George, Eric Toussaint, John Perkins, Chalmers Johnson, university professors William Easterly and Michael Watts as government officials, as Bolivia’s Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera and the leaders of social movements in Brazil, Venezuela, Kenya and Tanzania.
What we learn from the film?
A painful truism, perhaps, that global poverty has not occurred by chance, overnight.
Rooted in European countries, after hundreds of years of injustice of slavery and feudal societies was exported worldwide and legitimized, beginning from about 1492, through military conquest, slavery and colonization that led subsequently to land confiscation and natural resources unlucky countries, in wound way called Christian intolerance and incipient capitalism, intended to disguise the religious ideals, greed tireless noble families, leaders of major European colonial powers, which joins the new Masonic miracle, the conglomerate U.S., together with Japanese Emperors.
Currently, this situation persists, its effect is getting worse every moment, because unjust state indebtedness, policies “neoliberal” or “neocapitaliste” trade and taxation or, more simply, the rich nations care, to advantage bloody poor in developing Third World.
Can we eliminate poverty, generating a genocide every minute, the relentless death of 24,000 of the world’s poor under the current economic system?
The documentary search the root base of the modern day separation among the rich people and the poor ones, and describe the boundaries which are in place just to continue the gap expanding bigger as time passes. Mentioning a lot of cases in nations around the world, we have been provided a worldwide tour of the condition of poverty during the previous three centuries.
The End Of Poverty? gives us simplified solutions to one of the most important questions in our time. Within a planet so abundant with resources, how come millions of people are starving? Why are there this kind of enormous financial as well as social iniquities among the rich and poor? The filmmaker made a astonishing documentary that provides understanding to the source of world poverty. The film will stun you on exactly how all of us have arrived at the present condition throughout the world.
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The End of Poverty?,