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Why Poverty?

Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty

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For the whole of modern civilization, humans have attempted and failed to eradicate poverty. What can we learn from generations of failed efforts? Using a combination of animation, archival material, live action, anecdote, and humor, Poor Us looks at mankind’s periodic efforts to alleviate poverty with the hope that we will get a better sense of how to move forward.

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Episodes of Why Poverty?8

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Why Poverty?

Welcome to the World

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Welcome to the World

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Education, Education

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54:03

Education, Education

54:03

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Why Poverty?

Land Rush

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54:08

Land Rush

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Stealing Africa

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53:14

Stealing Africa

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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

Video thumbnail: Why Poverty? Animating Poverty Through the Ages

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

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Developing Africa's Resources One Displaced Farmer at a Time

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

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Developing Africa's Resources One Displaced Farmer at a Time

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