Winner of over 50 international film festival honors, the $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award, and the €5,000 Best Documentary Award from the FIFE Environmental Film Festival in Paris.

 
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A diverse and instructive collection of real-world case studies.
— Variety
I will definitely operate differently in the field.
— Myra Khan | World Bank
 

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DVD available in North America with Spanish subtitles and dubbing. More languages and international shipping coming soon.

DVD available in North America with Spanish subtitles and dubbing. More languages and international shipping coming soon.

"I see multiple colonial governors," says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment. "We are held captive by the donor community."

The West has made itself the protagonist of development, giving rise to a multibillion dollar poverty industry.

From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. food aid, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?

 

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A wave of change is rising

Leaders across disciplines and political lines recognize the need for a paradigm shift.

You’ll never look at poverty and the Third World the same again.
— Michael Moore
Moving. I confess there were parts where I cried.
— Russ Roberts
Compulsory viewing for anyone interested in social issues.
— Rathna Ramamurthi, India | Harvard Law School
 

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Director-Producer Michael Matheson Miller and DP-Editor Simon Scionka capture the lush landscapes of Ghana.

Director-Producer Michael Matheson Miller and DP-Editor Simon Scionka capture the lush landscapes of Ghana.

Director-Producer Michael Matheson Miller is a Research Fellow at the Acton Institute, a think tank focused on the intersection of market economics and moral philosophy and theology. He writes and speaks extensively on issues of development, political economy, religion, and culture. He previously taught philosophy and political science at Ave Maria College in Nicaragua and was the chair of the philosophy and theology department. Michael holds graduate degrees in philosophy, international development, and international business. He has lived and traveled in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He has been featured on FOX Business, CNBC, Russ Roberts, and numerous radio shows. He has been published inThe New York Post, The Washington Times, The LA Daily News, The Detroit News, and Real Clear Politics.

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