Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty⎜WHY POVERTY?⎜(Documentary)



Do we know what poverty is?

The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewis’s film takes us through the changing world of poverty. You go to sleep, you dream, you become poor through the ages. And when you awake, what can you say about poverty now? There are still very poor people, to be sure, but the new poverty has more to do with inequality.

Director Ben Lewis
Producer Femke Volting & Bruno Felix
Produced by Subma­rine
2012

This film was originally released as part of THE WHY series WHY POVERTY?. Learn more about the project:
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