The End of Poverty? (2009)

End of Poverty?
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 44mins.
Genres Drama, Documentary
Keywords poverty
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Philippe Diaz Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Philippe Diaz Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Tom Von Doom Editor n/a 172 7000001
Cristian Bettler Original Score n/a 120839 8000001
Elizabeth Portello Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Max Soussan Original Score n/a 120839 8000002
Carla Ortiz Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Cristian Bettler Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Elizabeth Portello Producer n/a 3 3000001
Philippe Diaz Director n/a 2 2000001
Clifford Cobb Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Matthew Stillman Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Richard Castro Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Martin Sheen Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
Synopsis
Global poverty did not just happen. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, the problem persists because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries taking advantage of poor, developing countries. Actor and activist, Martin Sheen, narrates this documentary, which explains how today's financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries. Consider that 20% of the planet's population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate. At this rate, to maintain our lifestyle means more and more people will sink below the poverty line. Filmed in the slums of Africa and the barrios of Latin America.