Having grown up in a poor village in Kenya, I cannot stress enough the importance of this film.
— Dr. M.D. Kinoti, Professor of Nonprofit Management, Regis University
POVERTY, INC.    is proudly represented by Ro*Co Films, distributor of 16 Oscar-nominated documentaries. 

POVERTY, INC. is proudly represented by Ro*Co Films, distributor of 16 Oscar-nominated documentaries. 

Educational Edition

Learning is action. Organize a screening to ignite dialogue and drive change on your campus.

  • Higher Education — $295
  • K-12, Home School, Public Libraries — $95
  • Digital Streaming License — $590

Includes the full 91-minute film, 55-minute version, 100+ page discussion guide, and unlimited on-campus public performance / course integration rights.


How to Organize an Educational Screening

  1. Email info@povertyinc.org with your plans so we can help! 
  2. Review the list at the bottom of this page to see if your school already has the Educational Edition. If not, email your school librarian or relevant department, club, or professor with a request to purchase it.
  3. Find a department or student club to sponsor travel and honorarium for a filmmaker Q&A. Optional but strongly encouraged; our student feedback indicates the post-screening discussion is as important as the film itself. Email our speaking agent Kristin at kristin@rocofilms.com for more information.
  4. Pick a date, time, and venue. We will create an Facebook event page and EventBrite RSVP for you to use along with other materials in our screening kit.
  5. Spread the word! Posterize the campus, send out newsletters, and (most important) use the "Invite" function on the Facebook event page to "select all" friends in your city to invite. Encourage others to do the same.
  6. Enjoy the film and encourage everyone to fill out an Impact Survey.

Teacher Testimonials

Official Trailer

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Student Impact

Compulsory viewing for anyone interested in social issues.
— Rathna Ramamurthi, India | Harvard Law School
I’m in tears right now. THANK YOU so much for making this movie!!!!!
— Karim Diane, Guinea | USC
Shocking, horrifying, thought-provoking, incredible.
— Christina Morales, USA | Harvard GSE
Life changing. As an young African woman I felt understood and more informed about how to move forward in my mission to empower the underprivileged in my country.
— Tinodaishe Mandebvu, Zimbabwe | St. Catherine's University
Every stakeholder in poverty alleviation, especially those in positions of power, must see this film.
— Marie-Noelle Nwokolo, Ghana | Dickinson College
The film had an incredible impact on all of us. I will definitely operate differently in the field.
— Myra Khan, Pakistan | Harvard GSE
I was amazed at how the documentary challenged my initial thoughts.
— Philip Blacket, USA | Harvard Business School
Absolutely incredible!
— Ross Pederson, USA | Stanford GSB
My mindset has changed 180 degrees.
— Odilia Mentari, Indonesia | St. Catherine's University

A Letter from Dr. M.D. Kinoti [kenya]

Dear Friend,

Dr. M.D. Kinoti is a professor of nonprofit management at Regis University. A proud Kenyan, Dr. Kinoti has over two decades of experience working for large multinational NGOs.

Dr. M.D. Kinoti is a professor of nonprofit management at Regis University. A proud Kenyan, Dr. Kinoti has over two decades of experience working for large multinational NGOs.

Greetings from Denver, Colorado. I am Kinoti Meme, professor at Regis University and proud Kenyan.

I am writing to encourage you to watch this new documentary film of great importance for those interested in addressing the injustices facing our brothers and sisters living in extreme poverty.

I had the good fortune of seeing POVERTY, INC. at the Starz Denver Film Festival. The film captured me and I have made it my personal mission to do whatever I can to share it, especially amongst my fellow Africans and peoples from LDC countries.

As an Kenyan, as an African, having grown up very poor in a rural village in Kenya, and having worked two decades in the development sector for large multinational NGOs, I cannot stress enough the importance of this film as a vehicle for change. We Africans are finished being stereotyped and objectified, however good the intentions of foreigners may be. The antithesis of traditional poverty media, this film elevates the world class endeavors of enterprising individuals in our countries and highlights the critical need to restore power in the hands of everyday people by democratizing access to networks of productivity and exchange, and by building the fundamental institutions of justice such as property rights, rule of law, and freedom.

On behalf of my fellow Kenyans, Africans, and indeed others from historically challenged countries, I encourage you with full heart and spirit to bring this film to your community by organizing a screening and discussion.

Thank you for your time to read this letter. I do hope you have the opportunity to see and support this film.

Highest regards,

M.D. Kinoti, Ph.D | Assoc. Professor & Dept. Chair 

Global Nonprofit Leadership Department
Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM)
Regis University

Check to see if your school already has the film.

If your school is listed here, you can organize a screening at no additional cost simply by requesting it from the library, club, or department that has the copy. Email us at info@povertyinc.org if you have any questions.


  1. Aegis Trust

  2. Allegheny College

  3. Asbury Theological Seminary

  4. Atkins Library UNC Charlotte

  5. Ball State University

  6. Ballard Center

  7. Boston University School of Public Health

  8. Brookfield CRC

  9. Cedarville University

  10. Central Ohio Youth for Christ

  11. Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing

  12. Charleston Southern University Library

  13. Concordia Realty Corp

  14. Cornell University Library

  15. Deerfield Academy

  16. Dickinson College

  17. Different Drummer

  18. DRI at NYU

  19. Duchesne Academy

  20. Eastern Mennonite University

  21. Florida International University

  22. Garrison Forest School

  23. George Brown College

  24. Georgetown Law

  25. Georgetown University

  26. Georgia Gwinnett College

  27. Grace Chapel

  28. Grand Valley State University

  29. Gustavus Adolphus College

  30. Hafer

  31. Heartist Ministries

  32. Hult International Business School

  33. James Madison College Michigan State Univ

  34. JMI

  35. John Carroll University

  36. La Salle University

  37. La Sierra University

  38. Las Positas College Library

  39. Lexington Christian Academy

  40. Lock Haven University

  41. Marian University

  42. MICDS

  43. New York University Libraries

  44. Northeastern University

  45. Northwest Nazarene University

  46. Northwestern Kellogg School of Management - Africa Business Club

  47. Northwestern Michigan College

  48. Oregon Health and Science University

  49. Proquest LLC

  50. Pulsera Project

  51. Regis University

  52. Simmons College

  53. Southern Adventist Univeristy

  54. St Catherine University Media Services

  55. St. Charles Parish Library

  56. Strosacker Library/Rochelle Zimmerman

  57. Temple University Paley Library

  58. The Children's Hospital of Phila

  59. The Galloway School

  60. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

  61. The University of Scranton

  62. Trinity Law School

  63. University of Denver

  64. University of Guelph Library

  65. University of Leeds

  66. University of Michigan Library

  67. University of Minnesota

  68. University of Nevada Las Vegas

  69. University of Pittsburgh

  70. University of Richmond

  71. University of Vermont, Economics Dept.

  72. Urban Ventures

  73. UW-Madison WUD Society and Politics

  74. Vanderbilt University

  75. Van Pelt Acquisitions

  76. Virginia Tech

  77. W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library

  78. Wabash College

  79. Wake Forest University

  80. Waterford School

  81. Wellesley College Library

  82. Windesheim Honours College

  83. Yale SOM Economic Development Club


  1. Aspen Academy

  2. Austin High School

  3. Aquinas High School, Global Concerns Club

  4. Collegedale Academy

  5. Coronado High School

  6. Des Moines Central High School

  7. Francis W. Parker High School

  8. Khabelle Strong High School

  9. Marist High School

  10. Millbrook School

  11. Mount Boucherie Secondary School

  12. Palmer Ridge High School

  13. Queens Vocational and Technical High School

  14. Steamboat Mountain School