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From TOMS Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.
An easy-to-understand docu-essay with a tough-to-accept message.
What do developing countries need? Trade, not aid, this provocative documentary argues.
Eye opening!! It will change the way you look at foreign aid forever.
Totally eye opening!
An easy-to-understand docu-essay with a tough-to-accept message.
To Catch A Dollar is an inspiring new documentary by Gayle Ferraro. The film follows Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus as he brings his unique and revolutionary microfinance program to the US.
Witness the birth of "Grameen America" and the compelling stories of the first women borrowers, from the challenges they face to the successes they achieve as they learn to rise from poverty by starting and growing their own sustainable businesses with the education, support, and non-collateral microloans they receive.
There are currently 44 million people living below the poverty line in the United States. Together, we can help more Americans sustainably lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Join the movement and help more people create a new American dream!
This wonderful, positive doc brings to life the eccentric world of recycling in South America. It follows happy-go-lucky Claudine, father of 27, as he drives around Sao Paulo in his green VW bus cleaning up the city streets. It's doubtful this irreverent environmental opportunist would be doing it if he wasn't getting paid. But as he hauls in trash for cash, dragging his gaggle of kids in tow, he represents the new foot soldier in the battle for a cleaner future.
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make those clothes and the impact it’s having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking new documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an unseen part of our world and asks us each to consider, who pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, Vandana Shiva and many more. This unprecedented project invites us all on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
Exactly one year and a day after the initial Wall Street bailout, Michael Moore (SICKO, FAHRENHEIT 9/11) looks at the global financial crisis and the U.S. economy during the transition between the incoming Obama Administration and the outgoing Bush Administration. In standard Moore fashion, he mockingly draws attention to the Wall Street and Government decisions that have enabled what he calls "the biggest robbery in the history of this country."
Directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn set out to discover how the West's most maligned musical genre -- heavy metal -- has affected cultures beyond Europe and North America as metal fan and anthropologist Sam Dunn embarks on a whirlwind journey through Asia, South America and the Middle East exploring the underbelly of the world's emerging extreme music scenes, from Indonesian death metal to Chinese black metal and Iranian thrash metal. Global Metal reveals a worldwide community of metalheads who aren't just absorbing metal from the West -- they're transforming it, creating a new form of cultural expression in societies dominated by conflict, corruption and mass-consumerism.
The new film from the creators of 2016: Obama’s America takes America's critics at face value and imagines a world in which she never existed. Through riveting interviews and recreations of key historical events, the film brings you face-to-face with America's most compelling contemporary critics along with the heroes who built America. America the movie shows viewers why America the nation is more important to the world than we could ever imagine.
Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland, but to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. As they ride their skateboards, go to football practice, and arm wrestle their fathers, they are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over. But faced with unfortunate circumstances -- an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment -- adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to survive. With no road map and all evidence to the contrary, they cling to the hope that hard work will be rewarded and even they can live the American dream. Spending a year with these boys and their families, homegrown Missouri filmmakers Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo craft a tale that is cinematically rich and exquisitely intimate, and put a human face on rural poverty in a respectful and artistic way. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, RICH HILL is an irresistibly moving examination of the challenges, hopes and dreams of rural America's youth.
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the bee crisis. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together an unusual and dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world.
Four young friends set out to live on just $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala. Armed with only a video camera, they battle hunger, parasites, and extreme financial stress as they attempt to survive life on the edge. An unimaginable reality for most young Americans, the challenges they face are real and plague over 1.1 billion people around the world. While the friends quickly learn there are no easy answers, the generosity and strength of Rosa, a 20 year old women, and Chino, a 12 year old boy, give them resilient hope that there are effective ways to make a difference.
Countdown to Zero traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, leaving the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident. The film makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament, an issue more topical than ever. MPAA Rating: PG
Following on the heels of his Palme d'Or Fahrenheit 9/11 and his Oscar winning film Bowling for Columbine, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore's new documentary sets out to investigate the American healthcare system.
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich makes an eloquent and impassioned argument about how the devastating effects of America's widening income inequality not only threaten the middle class but also the very foundation of democracy itself.
Bowling for Columbine is an alternately humourous and horrifying film about the United States. It is a film about the state of the Union, about the violent soul of America. Why do 11,000 people die in America each year at the hands of gun violence? The talking heads yelling from every TV camera blame everything from Satan to video games. But are we that much different from many other countries? What sets us apart? How have we become both the master and victim of such enormous amounts of violence? This is not a film about gun control. It is a film about the fearful heart and soul of the United States, and the 280 million Americans lucky enough to have the right to a constitutionally protected Uzi.
Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary at Sundance. An audience and critical favorite, An Inconvenient Truth makes the compelling case that global warming is real, man-made, and its effects will be cataclysmic if we don't act now. Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way: often humorous, frequently emotional, always fascinating. In the end, An Inconvenient Truth accomplishes what all great films should: it leaves the viewer shaken, involved and inspired.
From PBS - Good Fortune is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit. In Kenya’s rural countryside, Jackson’s farm is being flooded by an American investor who hopes to alleviate poverty by creating a multimillion-dollar rice farm. Across the country in Nairobi, Silva’s home and business in Africa’s largest shantytown are being demolished as part of a U.N. slum-upgrading project. The gripping stories of two Kenyans battling to save their homes from large-scale development present a unique opportunity see foreign aid through eyes of the people it is intended to help.