March 1, 2016

'Poverty, Inc.' screening is March 3

UNL will host a screening of "Poverty, Inc." at 7 p.m. March 3 in the Nebraska Union.

A screening of the award-winning documentary “Poverty, Inc.” is 7 p.m. March 3 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.

Drawing from more than 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, “Poverty, Inc.” examines how charity projects — particularly those in the United States and Europe — has given rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry. While started as a way to make a positive impact, the results have been mixed and some leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change.

“Poverty, Inc.” has earned more than 40 international film festival honors and was recently selected to the “Best of Fests” category at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, the biggest documentary film festival in the world.

For more information about the film, click here. The March 3 screening, which is free and open to the campus community, is organized by the Humanities in Medicine student organization and the University Lutheran Chapel.

Poverty, Inc. | Official Trailer