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explores how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit. Through portraits of two Kenyans in conflict with aid organizations—a rural man whose farm is submerged and a Nairobi woman whose makeshift home is demolished— the film presents a perspective on foreign aid from the people often forced to receive it. With a broad scope and intimate style, the film poses questions about the intentions and methods of global philanthropy. Discussion follows film. Presented by IMA and the IUPUI Committee on African and African American Studies, with support from Provocate.org, Cold Spring Institute, The Village Experience, Oxfam Action Corps Indianapolis, and the IUPUI Office of International Affairs.
(2009, 73 mins., dir. Landon Van Soest, Kenya)