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Poverty is not an accident, which means it can be unmade. It is our goal to present the solutions to poverty in a follow-up documentary to THE END OF POVERTY?

TO END POVERTY! will present 10 groups of solutions that can end poverty in this lifetime.

When we traveled with and spoke to the exporters in THE END OF POVERTY?, we asked them what types of real solutions would end poverty. Some might seem obvious: The guarantee of shelter, healthcare, education, food, and drinking water. While others would require the upending of our hyper-capitalistic society such as: a basic minimum income—regardless of employment—as a fundamental human right, which would not cost that much to implement.

TO END POVERTY! would be constructed from the conversations with these experts as well as new interviews with individuals and organizations spearheading new movements in the US and abroad . Together, they become Ten Solutions to End Poverty. Read more...



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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

"It's an eye-opening work, a persuasive and compelling argument you don't usually hear about on what is terribly wrong with our global financial system and the poverty it produces around the world."
- Dimitirs Angelidis, Epsilon Magazine

"Beautiful and compelling...This film tackles the issue of global poverty with clear-eyed honesty and optimism."
- Yes! magazine Spring 2009 Film pick

"Warning: Don't watch The End of Poverty? (or read about it) if you want to preserve your contentment with your lifestyle and the web of structures—historic and current—that make it possible."
- Kaitlin Barker, Sojourners Magazine

"Diaz's clear-eyed look at how cultures of despair and dependency are created and maintained is alone worth the price of admission."
- Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly


"An impressive piece of work. Clear. Direct. A movie that I would have liked to make!"
- Raoul Peck, Director "Lumumba"

"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.
- Louis Proyect, posted to IMDB (read full review)

To read more media coverage, visit our news blog.

10 Solutions to End Poverty

Our aim
"Poverty will never end unless there are real solutions to end it; solutions based on economic justice and political changes."

Sign The Petition
"Our goal is to get 10 million signatures (globally) in 10 years and to moblize your support to force our leaders to implement such policy changes."

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