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Dartmouth College, Geisel School of Medicine: Movie Screening — Poverty, Inc.

December 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Poverty, Inc.: Fighting Poverty is Big Business; but who profits the most?

BRI Poverty Inc documentaryy

The entire Dartmouth community is invited to join us on Tuesday December 15th at 6pm for dinner and a free showing of the new, award-winning documentary Poverty, Inc., hosted by the TDI/Geisel Critical Issues Discussion Group.

The number of people existing on less than $2 a day has been reduced by 80% since 1970. This astounding accomplishment is not the result of foreign aid, or any other type of wealth redistribution. Development economists credit free enterprise and the rule of law with the lifting of 2 billion human beings out of absolute poverty. And as these people become wealthier, they also become healthier.

What can we learn from this accomplishment that we can apply to the US? Join us to see one side of the story you may not have thought about before.

BRI Dartmouth Poverty Inc screening flyer

POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Twelve very interested students attended the full movie version screening, with a half hour of discussion and Q&A following.

Jared Rhoads of Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, had this to say about his event:
“Hosting a movie night is a great idea for a BRI chapter event that is relatively easy to organize, yet still impactful. The film offers a critical look at humanitarian aid efforts, strongly but subtly arguing that markets and political freedom are often more effective at helping people rise out of poverty and achieve prosperity than plain charity. The film does not focus specifically on health, but it was nevertheless a perfect selection for our public health students, who were in the middle of their fall semester course on the social determinants of health.” 


December 15, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Jared Rhoads
(978) 335-8428


Dana Biomedical Library, Room #339
37 Dewey Field Road
Hanover, NH 03755 United States
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