New Release: The End of Poverty? DVD

The End of Poverty? documentary sceneFollowing a theatrical run nationwide and in Europe, documentary The End of Poverty? was released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 27, 2010, by Cinema Libre.

Narrated by Martin Sheen, the acclaimed 2008 film looks at the imbalance in the economic system where the poor bail out the rich, something we’ve seen a lot of lately.

Poverty premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week and was selected to play twice at the United Nations. Eric Monder of the Film Journal International said the film, “should be required viewing by every politician in the world.”

The movie was filmed in the slums of Africa to the barrios of Latin America and features Nobel prize winners Amartya Sen and Josephs Stiglitz, expert authors including Susan George (Another World Is Possible If) and John Perkins (Confessions of an Economic Hit Man) and government ministers such as Bolivia’s Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera.

Priced at $24.95, the discs include with these special features:

  • Extended Interviews w/ Experts Including: John Perkins: How Economic Hit Men Work; Heather Remoff: Colonialism and Monoculture in Africa; Joshua Farley: How Land Tax in Brazil Would Break Up Latifundia; Mason Gaffney: How U.S. Companies Gain Control of Land; HWO Okoth-Ogendo: On Private Property; Gitu wa Kahengeri: On the Results of Independence
  • DVD-ROM Content: Resources and Actions and a New Remedy For Poverty
  • Extended Interview with Director, Philippe Diaz
  • Stawi Youth & Adult Centre (Kenya) Profile

A 398-page companion book, Why Global Poverty? also is available, priced at $20. It was published by The Robert Schalkenbach Foundation with Cinema Libre Studio and provides extended, translated transcripts from experts and people living in poverty who are featured in the film.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.