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  1. Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty

    November 27, 2012

    The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewis's film Poor Us, which premieres tonight as part of the Why Poverty? series special on Global Voices, 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

  2. Land Rush: A Journey of Discovery

    November 27, 2012

    Seventy-five percent of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers

  3. Special Screening of Half the Sky with a Keynote Address by Sheryl WuDunn

    November 16, 2012

    Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of Half the Sky is coming to Seattle, Saturday Nov 17! Join us for a special screening of the new PBS documentary based on the book by her and Nicholas Kristof.  Inspired by the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women

  4. Women and Girls Lead Takes on Violence in 16 Days

    November 13, 2012

    From November 25 to December 10, Women and Girls Lead joins its partners in 16 Days of Action to eliminate gender-based violence. The 2012 global campaign focuses on the effects of militarism on women and girls.Violence against women and girls is a global crisis that cuts across all countries, classes and cultures, touching the lives of women and girls in

  5. ITVS Documentaries at IDFA 2012

    November 7, 2012

    A record 17 ITVS documentaries will screen at IDFA 2012 (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), including 8 films from Why Poverty? Check out the IDFA films below and join us in congratulating all the filmmakers! Why Poverty? is a project from ITVS’s Global Perspectives Project in partnership with STEPS International 70 international