Sample Film Review on The End of Poverty
In the film, the end of poverty by Philippe Diaz, we see an attempt to get the cause of poverty. Poverty across the world began as a result of factors such as military conquest, colonization, and slavery. Diaz reveals that developed countries took advantage of developing countries which lead to unreasonable debts and trade.
Diaz further examines the impact of poverty on an economy. He interviews several economists who explain how poverty is a product of free market policies that have allowed wealthy countries to take advantage of developing countries. The film also explores how the United States has led to imbalance in the economy by seizing uneven shares of natural resources in the world. From the movie corridor, Diaz uses public figures from all over the world including Kenya, France and Bolivia. He later plays a fault for poverty directly on Western capitalist. The issue of globalization arises where economists in the film propose that the movie address poverty by providing excellent infrastructure and education for developing countries. In line with that, they also recommend that market economies and globalization be embraced.
Poverty is not calamity which implies that it has a remedy. As the society, we have a goal to give solutions to fight poverty. In the film the End of Poverty, ten solutions to end poverty, in the long run, are provided. The solutions are meant to inspire citizens around the world to determine the cause of poverty. Conversely, the film is criticized for giving no real solutions, and lack of interviews and some of the expressions blame the neo-colonization. The film ends without explaining how poverty can be ended.