From Global Voices: an examination of chronic poverty, its causes and why it has always existed, through a series of eight films that address a timeless question.

In November 2012, seventy million national broadcasters around the world shared the Why Poverty? series to raise awareness about this ongoing problem. The effort raised awareness and won the producers a Peabody Award for their exploration of aspects of that human condition historically and here and now.

It was originally broadcast in Boston on WGBH World. 

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Solar Mamas

Solar Mamas

Why Poverty?

A Bedouin woman disrupts tradition when she leaves home to train as a solar-enery engineer.

60 min.

Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

Why Poverty?

A close look at income disparity in the U.S. as played out on New York City's Park Avenue, stretching from Manhattan to the Bronx.

60 min.

Welcome to the World

Welcome to the World

Why Poverty?

A look at childbirth and the early factors that will determine a child's fate. 

60 min.

Education, Education

Education, Education

Why Poverty?

In China, education is considered the only way out of poverty. But as the nation’s higher education system has largely been privatized by for-profit companies, the future for millions of students is bleak.

60 min.

Stealing Africa

Stealing Africa

Why Poverty?

Examining the tax system used by multinational companies.

60 min.

Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty

Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty

Why Poverty?

Efforts to alleviate poverty are recounted.

60 min.

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