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“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


Kam Williams,


Andrew O’Hehir,

Narrated by Martin Sheen, The End of Poverty? is a daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary by award-winning filmmaker, Philippe Diaz, revealing that poverty is not an accident. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in forced labor and the seizure of land and minerals. Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies — in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.

The End of Poverty? asks why today 20% of the planet’s population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate? Can we really end poverty within our current economic system? Think again.

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4-Star Theatre

2200 Clement Street

San Francisco, CA  94121

(415) 666-3488

Showtimes: 12:25, 2:25**, 4:25, 6:25, 8:25*

*Q&A with director following the Fri. (12/4) 8:25* show & Sat. (12/5) 2:25** show

& with special guest, Kevin Danaher of Global Exchange following the 8:25* show.

Admission: $9.00 for general admission

$7.00 for bargain shows & seniors 65 and over/children 11 and under

(Bargain matinee shows are before 4pm Mon to Fri, before 2pm on Sat, Sun and Holidays.


Also in coming to theatres in Los Angeles, Irvine, Seattle, Portland, Austin and Atlanta with more cities to follow – for details, visit

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