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  1. Blog Story: Why Poverty? Launches Global Dialogue on Poverty

    ITVS and STEPS International to premiere 8 docs and 30 online shorts in 200 countries to address global inequality. Why do one billion people still live in poverty worldwide, and what can be done to change it? That’s the complex question the Why Poverty? series hopes to answer. Presented by ITVS’s Global Perspectives Project in partnership with STEPS…

  2. Blog Story: Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty

    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…

  3. Blog Story: Audiences Ask Why Poverty?, This Week on Global Voices

    Why Poverty? is a groundbreaking film series featuring a simultaneous global broadcast of documentaries, online shorts, and interactive discussions. Why Poverty? focuses on the question: Why do a billion people in the world still live in poverty?Why Poverty? was created four years ago by STEPS, a group of broadcasters and producers who created a

  4. Poor us 01

    Explore the history of grand schemes to eradicate poverty, through a combination of animation, archival material, live action, anecdote, and humor.

  5. Blog Story: Welcome to the World, Tonight on Why Poverty?

    130 million babies are born each year, and not one of them decides where they'll be born or how they'll live. Welcome to the World premieres tonight as part of the Why Poverty? series special on Global Voices. Apart from those in the medical profession, there can’t be many men in the world who have seen as many babies born as I did this year. It all started when I…

  6. Press Release: Documentary Series to Launch First Global Dialogue on Poverty

    (San Francisco, CA) — Independent Television Service (ITVS), the leading funder of U.S. independent public television productions, announces the launch of the Why Poverty? series, a global broadcast of eight documentaries and 30 online shorts premiering November 2012 aimed at raising awareness about poverty in America and around the world.…

  7. Blog Story: Online Symposium Examines and Asks: Why Poverty?

    Women play a vital role in the economic prosperity of their families, communities, and countries. Yet in every part of the world, women work longer hours than men, are consistently paid less for their work, are at a higher risk of unemployment, and are far more likely to live in poverty. This central theme is the topic of a global online film symposium…

  8. Blog Story: Questioning the Power of Celebrity: The Making of Give Us the Money

    From Live Aid to Make Poverty History, celebrities have become activists against poverty. Bob Geldof and Bono have been the most prominent voices advocating on behalf of the poor. But have their concerts and campaigns really lifted millions out of poverty? Give Us the Money premieres tonight as part of the Why Poverty? series special on Global…

  9. Blog Story: ITVS Documentaries at IDFA 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…

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    Dogtown Redemption explores the complex dynamics of race, class, and systemic poverty as it tells the story of four recyclers in Oakland who struggle to survive in a neighborhood already decimated by unemployment, addiction, and violence.