If we want to make poverty history, we need to understand the history of poverty. A funny and sinister animated odyssey through time. Watch the documentary now or download it from our Vimeo channel.
You fall asleep and dream, traveling across centuries and continents. You find the answers to curious questions: did hunter-gatherers have poor relations? Who became poor faster than anyone else in history? And can Karl Marx make tea? But you also look at big questions: what’s lifted people out of poverty and how? Is there a formula that would work again? Is poverty an “engine of the system” and a great driver of progress – or a terrible by-product of inequality?
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Share the trailer with a friend. Tell us what you think. Can we make poverty history or will it always be with us?