Our chapter is proud to screen Poverty, Inc. to students and faculty of the School of Medicine. It is a bold look at “the business of doing good.” Please join us for refreshments and lively discussion following the film. All are welcome, and RSVPs are appreciated to ensure enough refreshments. If you are an SLU member, please click on the green Register button above right; otherwise please email Eric Sink, above.
From the film’s website:
“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.”
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Thirteen (13) students joined BRI-SLU for dinner and a screening of the documentary film Poverty, Inc. on a Wednesday afternoon. Attendees stayed after the documentary for a discussion. Students enjoyed the documentary. They made connections between the international “poverty industry” and our local community in St. Louis, MO. Some also gave constructive criticism/comments on the documentary. For example, one student mentioned that it would have been interesting to see how a country like Japan successfully recovered from war without having to be tied indefinitely to the poverty industry.