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Poor Us [electronic resource]: An Animated History of Poverty

DR TV (Television station : Copenhagen, Denmark)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Economist Jeffrey Sachs has pointed out that for most of history, "everybody in the world was poor." As societies grew richer, they formed different attitudes toward poverty. The Greeks thought it played an essential role in society, whereas the Chinese developed sophisticated programs to prevent famine and extreme need. And though the Industrial Revolution promised an end to hunger, it may have ended up widening the gap between rich and poor. This animated film takes a look at the history of poverty, from Paleolithic times through to today's era of financial meltdowns, examining the variety of perspectives about it, what drives it, and what might halt it for good. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
58 min.
Language
Portions with English subtitles
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 09, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
An Animated History of Poverty
Series
Why Poverty?
Contents
  • Do We Know What Poverty Is? (2:04)
  • Poverty in Prehistory (2:09)
  • Assyria & Ancient Egypt (1:04)
  • Ancient Greece (2:17)
  • Cairo 1100 AD (2:32)
  • Paris 1300 AD (3:49)
  • Era of Colonialism (4:10)
  • China 1743 AD (2:00)
  • Europe 1800 AD (3:21)
  • The Work House (2:09)
  • Oliver Twist (1:23)
  • Canudos Brazil (2:37)
  • 19th Century - Present Day (3:11)
  • Currency & the Creation of the Third World (2:47)
  • 1876 Southern Indian (1:16)
  • Africa: Apartheid and Beyond (2:02)
  • Green Revolution (2:09)
  • Mao's Great Leap Forward (2:12)
  • Africa (3:49)
  • What Reduces Poverty Today? (4:27)
  • By the Rich, for the Rich (2:27)
  • Are You Next? (2:59)
  • Credits: Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty-Why Poverty? (0:42)
  • Bonus Material: "Why Poverty" (6:23)
  • Credits: Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty-Why Poverty? (0:40)
  • "Wilbur Goes Poor Episode 1" (3:15)
  • Music and Credits: "Wilbur Goes Poor Episode 1" (0:38)
  • "Wilbur Goes Poor Episode 2" (3:35)
  • Music and Credits: "Wilbur Goes Poor Episode 2" (0:40)
  • "Wilbur Goes Poor Episode 3" (1:46)
  • "The Poverty Song" ("Wilbur Goes Poor Episode 2") (2:13)
  • Credits: "Wilbur Goes Poor Episode 3" (0:28)
  • "In Your Hands" (5:31)
  • Credits: "In Your Hands" (0:19)
  • "Mauá Surroundings" (5:15)
  • Credits: "Mauá Surroundings" (0:22)
  • "The OK Brothers" (1:59)
  • Credits: "The OK Brothers" (0:24)
  • "Voices of South Africa" (4:49)
  • Credits: "Voices of South Africa" (0:14)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
Publisher no.
  • 55235s Films Media Group
  • 55240 Films Media Group
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Description
1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sd., col. + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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