SV2 Movie Night, POVERTY, INC., Showing & Discussion with Village Enterprise

Please join us to watch the award-winning documentary POVERTY, INC. and discuss its powerful message with our grantee Village Enterprise. The movie trailer is here: From social entrepreneurship to foreign aid, POVERTY, INC. examines the rise of charity as a multibillion dollar poverty industry.

We will gather at 6:00 pm for light appetizers, beverages and popcorn, watch the movie from 6:30 – 8:00 pm and then discuss with staff from our grantee Village Enterprise, which works on the ground in East Africa to eliminate extreme poverty through entrepreneurship. The program ends at 8:30 pm. As this is a private home, space is limited to 25 Partners.

Here is the synopsis:

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?

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