8 Dec. 2012 - Share The World's Resources
The recent documentary and debate series called 'Why Poverty?' highlighted the extreme differences in living standards and life chances around the world, and once again emphasised that there can never be an end to poverty until the world's resources are more equally shared.
Broadcasters in countries across the world recently took part in a ground-breaking documentary and debate series called Why Poverty? which showcased a set of eight feature-length documentaries as well as several short films and animations that explore poverty in the 21st Century. The ambitious cross-media event involved 72 broadcasters and reached over 500 million viewers in 180 countries, and many of the films provided incisive and progressive views on the long history of dispossession that has resulted in extreme poverty (see Poor Us: An Animated History), the limitations and complexities of aid and trade (see Give Us the Money and Stealing Africa), and the greed and selfishness that underlines inequality (see Park Avenue), among other themes.... http://www.stwr.org/poverty-inequality/why-poverty-because-we-do-not-share-resources.html