Arcadia University Presents Free Film Screening of The End of Poverty? March 10
Glenside, Pa.—Feb. 24, 2010—The End of Poverty? a daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary by award-winning filmmaker Philippe Diaz, will be presented at Arcadia University on Wednesday, March 10, at 12:15 p.m. in Stiteler Auditorium. Arcadia University is located at 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa. The film is free and open to the public.
Filmed in the slums of Africa to the barrios of Latin America, The End of Poverty? explores how the true cause of poverty stem from actions taken during and since colonial times to perpetuate exploitation: first by forcing people from their land and their access to natural resources, then through unfair trade, debt repayment and unjust taxes on labor and consumption, according Cinema Libre Studios distributors of the film.
A discussion moderated by Adjunct Professor of English Adrienne Redd and Visiting Instructor, Alex Otieno will follow immediately after the film. For more information contact Adrienne Redd at Adrienne@redd.com.
The film is sponsored by the Departments of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice; the Communications program; the International Peace and Conflict Resolution master’s program; the Department of History; and the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad, ranked #1 in undergraduate participation in study abroad (Open Doors 2009). Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top master’s universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and as a “top up-and-coming school.” The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation.