The Market Maker follows Eleni Gabre-Madhin, a charismatic Ethiopian economist who, in an effort to end hunger in her famine-plagued country, designs the country’s first commodities exchange. WIDE ANGLE host Aaron Brown travels to Ethiopia with Gabre-Madhin and speaks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi to explore the macro-economic implications of the Exchange.
You can participate in a live discussion with Eleni Gabre-Madhin, Aaron Brown, and the filmmakers, Eli Cane and Hugo Berkeley on Thursday July 23rd at 11 a.m. EST. The number you can call to participate live is (718) 506-1351.
Each of these people has traveled through the dusty chaotic markets of Ethiopia, following Gabre-Madhin’s path. Now, they want to hear your experiences, your travels and your views on the film and the challenges of development for a country such as Ethiopia.
To send us your questions in advance, leave a comment below, or send us your question on Twitter using #MarketMaker.
We look forward to hearing from you!