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A Kenyan farmer expresses anger at the changes imposed by a large American company.

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An American company says their efforts in Kenya will improve the lives of local residents, but a Kenyan farmer disagrees.

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Nobel Economics Prize winner Sen talks about the positive impact of the work done by FXB International in the developing world.

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In this 2010 interview, the Nobel Peace Prize winner talked with the Good Fortune filmmakers about the Green Belt Movement and what makes for effective aid in impoverished areas. Wangari passed away on Sunday at the age of 71.

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The filmmakers talk about international development, communities in Kenya and the paternalism of Western aid to the developing world.


Good Fortune is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit.

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Good Fortune (90 min.)

Premiere Date: July 13, 2010

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmakers: Landon Van Soest, Jeremy Levine Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Filmmaker Statement | Fact Sheet


Landon Van Soest
Landon Van Soest
Jeremy Levine
Jeremy Levine

It’s important that we, as Western citizens, do what we can to combat extreme poverty. I hope this film can be the beginning of a discussion, and I hope that the way we administer aid in the future can change as a result.”

— Landon Van Soest, Filmmaker


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