Program 16: The Struggles of Haiti, the Caribbean and Central America

  • Cinema Village E 12th St New York, NY United States

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Haiti, The Informal Economy (17 min-2013)  The informal sector represents 80% of Haiti's economy. This film shows how the Haitian labor movement is trying to contribute to the formalization of the economy. In a more formalized economy, the State would be able to collect taxes and offer the population services in health and education which would help the country develop.

Poverty Inc. (87 min-2014) Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we are all too tempted to ignore. The film invites the viewer to step into the shoes of local entrepreneurs and their colleagues, parents and their families, with expert commentary from public leaders, development economists, anthropologists, and others.From Tom’s Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?

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