Special Screening: Poverty Inc.

Main Library – Saturday, Jan. 21 @ 2 pm. 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, and in some cases catastrophic. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore: countries feel they are held captive by the donor community. From TOMs Shoes to international   adoptions, from solar panels to  agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question:  Could I be part of the problem?

A discussion will follow the screening.

Sponsored by Passport to Haiti, which provides cultural, artistic and educational events and experiences to reinforce Haitian cultural identity and pride. They strive to inspire life-long learning and strengthen community ties.