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WHY POVERTY?

Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty

  • Aired: 11/27/2012
  • 53:31
  • Expires: 11/05/2019
  • Rating: TV-PG
For the whole of modern civilization, humans have attempted and failed to eradicate poverty. What can we learn from generations of failed efforts? Using a combination of animation, archival material, live action, anecdote, and humor, Poor Us looks at mankind’s periodic efforts to alleviate poverty with the hope that we will get a better sense of how to move forward.
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