Why Poverty?
Ep: 1 "Solar Mamas"
Why do a billion people still live in poverty worldwide, and what can be done to change this? A collection of films by independent filmmakers tackle the issue and pose challenging questions about Why Poverty?
Episodes
Ep 1
Solar Mamas
Watch Until June 30, 4:00am
Ep 2
Give Us the Money
Watch Until July 7, 4:00am
Ep 3
Welcome to the World
Watch Until July 14, 4:00am
Ep 4
Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty
Watch Until July 21, 4:00am
Ep 5
Stealing Africa
Watch Until July 28, 4:00am
Ep 6
Education! Education!
Watch July 5, 4:00am
Ep 7
Land Rush
Watch July 12, 4:00am
Ep 8
Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream
Watch July 19, 4:00am
Solar Mamas
The Barefoot College in India takes uneducated middle-aged women from poor communities and trains them to become solar engineers - bringing power and jobs to their communities.
Give Us the Money
Celebrities have become activists against poverty through global campaigns like Drop the Debt and Make Poverty History. We'll go behind-the-scenes of these campaigns and examine their challenges and unprecedented successes.
Welcome to the World
130 million babies are born each year, and not one of them decides where they'll be born or how they’ll live. We'll look at how poverty affects childbirth, childhood and everything beyond.
Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty
From Bibical times through the Middle Ages, colonialism and the Great Depression, this documentary looks at humanity's efforts to alleviate poverty.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Aug 23, 4:00am
Stealing Africa
Tells the story of global trade and corruption in Zambia, where money and natural resources have ended up in the hands of the wealthy.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Aug 30, 4:00am
Education! Education!
China's economic boom and talk of the merits of hard work have created an expectation that to study is to escape poverty. But these days, China's higher education system only leads to a few job offers.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Jul 5, 4:00am
Land Rush
Investigates the impact on local farmers as land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia lease Mali's land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Jul 12, 4:00am
Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream
Income disparity has always existed in the US, but it has accelerated sharply over the last 40 years. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney explores how the classic "American Dream" of being able to achieve greatness no matter your background is becoming more and more elusive as the rich are increasingly able to influence laws and policy to their favour.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Jul 19, 4:00am