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Why Poverty?

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How much is a child’s fate determined by the circumstances and location of its birth? Accepted wisdom has it that much of what happens within 24 hours of a child’s birth dictates that child’s chances of survival and likelihood of health and ability to thrive in the long-term.

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About the Film

Learn more about children born in Sierra Leone, Cambodia, and the United States.

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Episodes of Why Poverty?8

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Why Poverty?

Education, Education

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Education, Education

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Why Poverty?

Land Rush

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54:08

Land Rush

54:08

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Why Poverty?

Stealing Africa

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53:14

Stealing Africa

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Previews of Why Poverty?7

Video thumbnail: Why Poverty? Does Being Born Poor Mean You Will Stay Poor?

Why Poverty?

Does Being Born Poor Mean You Will Stay Poor?

Watch Welcome to the World on Wednesday, November 28 at 8p (check local listings)

2:30

Does Being Born Poor Mean You Will Stay Poor?

2:30

Video thumbnail: Why Poverty? What Does an Education Get You in China?

Why Poverty?

What Does an Education Get You in China?

Watch Education, Education on Wednesday, November 28 at 7p (check local listings)

3:31

What Does an Education Get You in China?

3:31

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Why Poverty?

Animating Poverty Through the Ages

Watch Poor Us on Tuesday, November 27 at 7p (check local listings)

1:44

Animating Poverty Through the Ages

1:44

Video thumbnail: Why Poverty? Developing Africa's Resources One Displaced Farmer at a Time

Why Poverty?

Developing Africa's Resources One Displaced Farmer at a Time

Watch Land Rush on Tuesday, November 27 at 8p (check local listings)

2:57

Developing Africa's Resources One Displaced Farmer at a Time

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