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We are honoured that our films have been nominated for a Grierson Trust Award, the most prestigious documentary prize in the UK. You can watch all our documentaries online: http://bit.ly/1gxMJ7e and find out more about the award and the other nominees here: http://bit.ly/18aRFMx #whypoverty  
Full-length versions of the Why Poverty? documentaries: Give Us The Money, Poor Us, Welcome to the World, Park Avenue, Education Education, Solar Mamas, Land Rush and Stealing Africa
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That nomination award is well deserved, keep it up!
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This is why today's G20 Summit must tackle multinational tax evasion. Please like and share if you agree. #whypoverty #taxjustice #G20 http://bit.ly/10b8zef
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What's your child's walk to school like and would you want them risk this journey to get an education? http://youtu.be/h0iqqj1PjyQ #whypoverty   #backtoschool   #education  
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It's 50 years since the March On Washington. What do you think Martin Luther King, Jr. would have to say about the inequalities in the US today? http://youtu.be/6niWzomA_So #marchonwashington   #WhyPoverty   #MLK50  
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I wonder if we would be any more willing to hear him than we are the voices currently calling our attentions toward inequality and injustice... His words abide with us, lacking none of their intent, absent none of their power... He articulated a way of being in the world, a way of being for one another and toward one another... A daring to see the undone tasks and to take them upon one's self, to self-purify rather than wait for the purification of all others... It is perhaps foolish to attempt to think the thoughts of another man, even more a folly a man such as Dr. MLKJr, but I would think he would be as loud and his timbre as sound, he would be just as unyielding and daring... 
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It's great to know that Dokufest in Kosovo are showing some of our films as part of this year's festival. We also love this #WhyPoverty wall of notes that has been created to encourage people to share their thoughts on extreme poverty. What would your note say? http://instagram.com/p/dR4W1zKg8l/. #dokufest13
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Today is International Youth Day. These poignant short films look at how growing up poor can affect your life and everything beyond. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWB0UfoChWY1Rrqjv9FH0V7r8g_ZWiJu1 #whypoverty   #IYD  
What's it like to grow up poor? How does it shape your life and everything beyond?
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São Paulo, Brazil, has more empty buildings than people living on the streets. A new movement is reclaiming them for homeless, low income families but these actions puts them at odds with the home owners, the police and the law. Please take a few minutes to watch our thought-provoking short film Mauá Surroundings - Why Poverty? (English version) #whypoverty  
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Great news! Today, Guy Scott, Zambia's Vice President, is hosting a screening of our film Stealing Africa followed by a panel discussion on poverty and Zambia's copper mining industry at the country's Government House. The documentary is also part of this month's Lusaka Film Festival. Let's hope all this signals an end to multinational tax dodging in Zambia and that Zambians will finally start to benefit from their country's natural wealth and resources. Please watch like and share our film, especially ahead of tomorrow's G20 meeting with its focus on preventing global tax avoidance: Stealing Africa - Why Poverty? #G20  
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+kay cee I agree with you there. Dont do what we did. Most people live in cities anyway so I recommend making the farms or the portions that will be taken public and distribute shares rather than land. That way your nation stays productive and people earn dividends. 
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It's World Water Week. Please watch, like and share this short film and ask 'what happens when the water runs out?' http://youtu.be/7kBKOEiPw-E #worldwaterweek   #whypoverty  
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If you were angered by the issues covered in our documentary 'Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream', you may want to watch, like and share this trailer for the Inequality for All - feature documentary film that examines the widening income inequality in the US. http://youtu.be/9REdcxfie3M #whypoverty   #inequalityforall   #documentaries  
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You can see the film at the Henry George School on 11/1/13 at 6.30pm free of charge!
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Many students will receive their exam results today. Results that will decide which university, if any, they can get into. But is further education still a route out of poverty or has it become a cause of it? Watch our documentary 'Education, Education' and decide. http://bit.ly/11xGttQ #whypoverty   #alevels   #university  
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Today is the UN's International Day of the World's Indigenous People. Our short film Sea Gypsies looks at the role tourism plays in forcing ‪#indigenous‬ communities from their traditional way of life. ‪http://youtu.be/Jqf_kfVgICc #whypoverty   #indigenousday  
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8 Documentaries, 30 Short Films, 500 Million Viewers! Ask Questions! #whypoverty
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A groundbreaking cross-media project. 

Why Poverty? consists of eight one-hour and thirty short documentary films to be distributed via broadcasters, the internet and mobile platforms.

They tackle issues like food security, education, gender equality, the conditions into which children are born, corruption, climate change, the effectiveness of global aid and the effects of disease and wars.