Do you know the history of poverty and why it continues?
This Saturday at 6pm, the February Manhattan House Gathering will be viewing the film, The End of Poverty? This is a powerful film that takes on the roots and reasons for poverty today. In the filmmaker's words:
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 the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. 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?
This is a powerful film that will lead to a great discussion. We're looking forward to seeing everyone at Lisa's place on Saturday!!
Manhattan House Gathering
SATURDAY, Feb 27, 6 - 8PM
Film Screening: The End of Poverty?
@ Lisa's Place
4996 Broadway, 1A
Manhattan, NY 10034
To RSVP contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.