Despite advanced technology and better access to education, a billion people worldwide still live in poverty. This Peabody Award-winning eight-part series aims to raise awareness of this critical problem while exploring its causes and offering some possible solutions. Each program presents thought-provoking, often moving stories, but also raises difficult questions. Why is there still such a sharp divide between rich and poor? Can the less-well-off in America really claim to be in need? Will more education improve outlooks for people in the developing world? Supplemented by short bonus films, Why Poverty also includes an instructor’s guide designed to help deepen understanding of core issues and to spark classroom discussion. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. Portions with English subtitles, 8 part series, 58–65 minutes each.

Length: 480 minutes

Item#: BVL55235

ISBN: 978-0-81608-755-6

Copyright date: ©2012

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards

72nd Annual Peabody Award winner

Related Resources

The related resources for each title in this series are listed below.

Education, Education: What Does an Education Get You?—Why Poverty?

Give Us the Money: How Do You Change the World?—Why Poverty?

Land Rush: How Do You Feed the World?—Why Poverty?

Park Avenue: Money, Power, and the American Dream—Why Poverty?

Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty—Why Poverty?

Solar Mamas: Are Women Better at Getting Out of Poverty Than Men?—Why Poverty?

Stealing Africa: How Much Profit is Fair?—Why Poverty?

Welcome to the World: Born Poor, Die Poor?—Why Poverty?

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