Poverty, Inc.

Now Available: Foreign Language Version with French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish subtitles

"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?

  • Poverty, Inc. Feature Documentary
    1h 33m — 1 subtitle

    Poverty, Inc. Feature Documentary

    1h 33m — 1 subtitle

    "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-bi...

  • Poverty, inc. Bonus Material

    16m

  • Poverty, Inc. Trailer

    2m 21s

    "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-bi...

  • Poverty, Inc. Foreign Language Version

    1h 31m — 4 subtitles

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