The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewis's film takes us through the changing world of poverty. You go to sleep, you dream, you become poor through the ages. And when you awake, what can you say about poverty now? There are still very poor people, to be sure, but the new poverty has more to do with inequality...
1 Billion People In The World Are Hungry Right Now. What are we going to do about it?
What if I told you there was a global poverty campaign you could support without having to donate a cent? All you need to do is watch cool movies and chat to your friends about them.
Seriously! It couldn't be easier to engage, and that's the point. The "Why Poverty?" project asked some of the most talented filmmakers in the world to make a bunch of films aimed at kick-starting a global poverty debate. Here's a trailer for one of the documentaries called "Poor Us," an animated history of poverty.
The campaign is run by a non-profit organization called Steps and the trailers for the other documentaries as well as some other videos can be found on the whypoverty site.
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