Why Poverty?

Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty

For the whole of modern civilization, humans have attempted and failed to eradicate poverty. What can we learn from generations of failed efforts? Using a combination of animation, archival material, live action, anecdote, and humor, Poor Us looks at mankind’s periodic efforts to alleviate poverty with the hope that we will get a better sense of how to move forward.
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  • Education, Education
  • Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty
  • Stealing Africa
  • Land Rush
  • Give Us the Money
  • Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream
  • Solar Mamas


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