Summer Nights at the Cinema: Social Impact Docu-Series

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Event

Summer Nights at the Cinema: Social Impact Docu-Series

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

**About the Series:

SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards) is an annual global documentary competition and traveling series, connecting human rights, advocacy, film and community forums with the best global impact cinema. Our traveling series is moving audiences across the globe - and now we’re bringing SIMA home to LA.

In partnership with General Assembly, we will be kicking off our monthly Los Angeles film series with a special screening and multi-media installation of the award-winning documentary POVERTY, INC.

**About the Film:

The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better.

Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.

“I see multiple colonial governors,” says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment in Africa. “We are held captive by the donor community.”

From TOMs 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?

Watch the POVERTY, INC. trailer here: http://simacollection.com/portfolio/poverty-inc/

**Event Details:

  • $10 Suggested Donation at the door

  • Doors open at 7 pm, screening starts at 7:30

  • Refreshments will be served

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