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[29 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

22 October 2009 [MEDIAGLOBAL]: Philippe Diaz’s documentary The End of Poverty?, set to premiere nationwide on Nov. 13, 2009, indicts the free market system as it follows its creation from colonialism to modernity, laying the blame for the present poverty pandemic.
From the United States to France, Brazil to Tanzania and beyond, Diaz’s documentary reveals over 500 years of colonialism, slavery, and capitalism that has led to the impoverished state of billions today. The End of Poverty? includes interviews with Nobel prize-winning economists, political scientists, and bankers, as well as Bolivian …

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Come out for a 25-minute preview of the forthcoming documentary and for a discussion with director Diaz and journalist Arun Gupta. The film draws a straight line between global inequities and the history of military conquest, slavery and colonization. They’ll also be giving away a limited number of tickets to see the film in theaters.
**PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY**

Global poverty did not just happen. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, the problem persists because of unfair …

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Theatrical roll-out includes the following theatres/cities:

NEW YORK – Starts November 13
City Cinemas Village East Cinema (181-189 Second Ave. (@ 12th St.)
LOS ANGELES  – Starts (Wednesday)  November 25
Laemmle’s Sunset 5 (8000 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 90046)
Culver Plaza Theatres (9919 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232)
PORTLAND, OR – Starts December 4
Living Room Theaters (341 SW Tenth Avenue, Portland, OR 97205)
SEATTLE, WA – Starts December 4
Regal Meridian 16 (1501 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101)
AUSTIN, TX – Starts December 18
Regal Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills (9828 Great Hills Trail Suite 800, Austin, TX 78759)
Don’t …

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Listen to it at YouTube; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7_UDbp7Bhk

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The End of Poverty?, directed by Philippe Diaz and narrated by Martin Sheen, is an eye-opening look at the history of capitalism, an economic system that the film claims has created a shocking imbalance of wealth and poverty worldwide.
The documentary posits that global poverty has been a result of military conquests and slavery and colonization movements dating back to 1492 that saw the seizure of land, forced labor, and extraction of natural resources. Problems persist today because of a one-sided relationship between rich and poor nations, with the latter suffering …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“A sort of ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ for global economics…a powerful description of how Western policies since colonialism have subjugated Third World countries.”
-Charles Masters, The Hollywood Reporter

THE ECONOMIC CRISES PUSHES AN ADDITIONAL 53 MILLION PEOPLE INTO POVERTY

WILL WE EVER SEE ‘THE END OF POVERTY?’
A NEW DOCUMENTARY OPENING IN U.S. THEATRES STARTING NOVEMBER 13
PROVIDES THE ANSWER
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LOS ANGELES (October 2009) – In February, the World Bank issued this stunning report: the spreading global economic crisis is set to trap up to 53 million more people in …

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[23 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Pan African Film Fest’s Closing Weekend: Legacies of Slavery, Colonialism

“…the film’s studied outlining of Europe’s conquest of Asia, Africa and the Americas — and, with that, the destruction of indigenous cultures — is inherently infuriating in its critique of colonialism, capitalism, and political systems that stoke the world’s poverty. The far-left politics of many of the talking heads will be refreshing to some viewers and infuriating to others, but Diaz’s clear-eyed look at how cultures of despair and dependency are created and maintained is alone worth the price of admission.”
By Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly
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Louis Proyect’s review of THE END OF POVERTY?

This amazing movie not only explains how global inequality has its roots in 1492, but also allows the victims of “Western civilization” to speak for themselves. Indeed, the movie will remind you of Mahatma Gandhi’s famous reply to a Western reporter who asked him what he thought of Western civilization. He answered, “I think it would be a good idea.”
Read full review here.

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[23 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
OFFICIAL SELECTION International Milennium Festival, Belgium

Screens September 24 @ 19:00 in Brussles
Details here: http://www.festivalmillenium.org/index_eng.html
Location: Vendome theatre
Street: Chaussée de Wavre 18, 1050 Ixelles [Metro 2 Porte de Namur]
Map to theatre: http://www.festivalmillenium.org/programmation/vendome.html