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.


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 debt, trade and tax policies -— in other words, wealthy countries taking advantage of poor, developing countries.

The Indypendent and Cinema Libre Studio invite you to a special 25-minute preview of The End of Poverty?, a feature-length documentary that explains how today’s financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries. A discussion will follow led by award-winning director Philippe Diaz and Indypendent reporter Arun Gupta. Can we really end poverty within our current economic system? Think again.

Tuesday, November 10 – 7pm

Bluestockings Bookstore & Cafe
172 Allen Street, (between Stanton and Rivington Streets)
F/V to 2nd Avenue
***25 Free tickets for opening weekend will be given away at the event

Arun Gupta is a longtime journalist and a founding editor at The Indypendent who frequently writes on issues related to the economy, global food systems, social movements and U.S. foreign policy.

The End of Poverty? will be released in New York City Nov. 13 at City Cinemas Village East Cinema, 181 Second Avenue (@ 12th St.).

For more information:
The End of Poverty? Official Website –
Cinema Libre Studio –

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