Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2013
Poverty, Inc.
Michael Matheson Miller
Pays concerné : Haïti
Réalisateur(s) : Michael Matheson Miller
Durée : 95
Genre : drame
Type : documentaire

Français

Combattre la pauvreté un gros business. Mais qui en profite le plus ?
Le business du bien ne s’est jamais autant bien porté.

Un film de Michael Matheson Miller

USA, 2013, documentaire, 1hr35

English

Fighting poverty is big business. But who profits the most?

The business of doing good has never been better. The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry. 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.

« 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?

A film by Michael Matheson Miller

USA, 2013, documentary, 1hr35

Genre/Subjects: Documentary, Medical/Health, Political, Social Issues
Language: English, French English Sub-Titles



Director & Producer: Michael Matheson Miller
Writer and Associate Producer: Jonathan Witt
Editor: Thomas Small
Director of Photography: Simon Scionka
Graphics and Animation: David Stotts

Executive Producer: Kris Mauren
Co-Producer: Mark R. Weber
Co-Producer: Anielka Münkel
Producer: James Fitzgerald, Jr.
Associate Producer: Rochelle de Sá Raimão
Associate Producer: Tom Vogt

Voices
Magatte Wade
George Ayittey
Marcela Escobari
Herman Chinery-Hesse
Paul Collier
Hernando de Soto
Paul Kagame
Andreas Widmer
Michael Fairbanks