Engineers Without Borders and the Fig Tree Foundation are partnering up to bring the first public screening in Calgary of Poverty Inc., a critically acclaimed film which challenges the underlying forces of the international development and aid systems. Join us in confronting our assumptions about poverty and inequality in unexpected ways. Thought-provoking discussion with an all-star panel following the film, featuring EWB’s CEO Boris Martin, the Director of Bridges Canada Lindsay Mitchell, and Fig Tree Foundation Board Member / international development consultant Dr. Sarah Skett. Suggested $10 donation at the door.
From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, POVERTY, INC. challenges each of us to ask ourselves the tough question “Could I be a part of the problem?”
“A powerful and uncompromising film that strikes at the core of the traditional understanding of development and international assistance.” – Andres Jiminez, Waging Non-Violence [Costa Rica]
Trailer available at this link.