Director: Michael Matheson Miller
Producers: Michael Matheson Miller & Mark Weber

2014 | 90 min
USA (shot in 20 countries)
Languages: Creole, English
Subtitles: English

The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore. From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?

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Jury Prize: Transparency, SIMA 2015
Audience Choice Award, Anthem Film Festival
Best Film, Topanga Film Festival
Best Film, Docutah Film Festival (Best Film)
Official Selection, Chicago International Social Change Festival
Official Selection, Chagrin Documentary Festival
Emerging Filmmaker Award, FirstGlance Film Festival Philadelphia
Official Selection, Austin Film Festival
Official Selection, Leeds Film Festival
Best Documentary, Bahamas International Film Festival
Official Selection, World Unite Film Festival
Official Selection, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Official Selection, Thessoloniki Documentary Film Festival