Poverty, Inc. Screening for the Whole Planet Foundation at Kay Meek Centre

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Kay Meek Centre for the Performing Arts

Presented by Whole Foods Market West Vancouver for the Whole Planet Foundation:

POVERTY, INC. has earned 40 international film festival honors and was recently selected to the “Best of Fests” category in IDFA Amsterdam – the biggest documentary festival in the world. It has already screened in 16 countries and numerous top universities, sparking a fast-growing grassroots dialogue to ignite change around the world.

Tickets $15 (+ $1.51 booking fee per ticket on Eventbrite)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poverty-inc-screening-for-whole-planet-foundation-tickets-22665195209

Tickets are also available at Customer Service in the West Vancouver Whole Foods Market

100% of ticket sales will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation

Your $15 screening ticket will help 7,047 people over the next 50 years in Africa through microcredit loans and entrepreneurship.

Watch the film trailer: https://vimeo.com/109863354

Share with your friends on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #PovertyINC

Website: http://www.povertyinc.org/

FILM SYNOPSIS

“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?

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