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A film by Michael Matheson Miller

Runtime: 91 minutes (includes 60 minute version)

Closed Captioning included

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About the film

The business of doing good has never been better.

The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better.

Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change.

From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?



“A powerful and uncompromising film that strikes at the core of the traditional understanding of development and international assistance.” — Andres Jimenez, Waging Non-Violence [Costa Rica]

"You made me so proud to be an African woman. Thank you for the brutal but necessary and empowering truth." — Dany Masado, Health Professional [Cameroon]

"This documentary will be required viewing for our entire team." — Philip Sansone, Executive Director of the Whole Planet Foundation [USA]


Watch this video testimonial from Kenyan professor of nonprofit management at Regis University, M.D. Kinoti, PhD


Institutional & Public Viewing Edition includes:

Two versions of the film (feature length and one hour version)

Unlimited public performance rights for a single campus

Screening kit (poster artwork, press kit, etc)

Discussion Guide


A sampling of schools that have recently screened the film:

Harvard Business School (Africa Business Conference, Social Enterprise Club, Africa Business Club)

Harvard Kennedy School (Africa Caucus)

Harvard School of Education

MIT Sloan (Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development)

MIT Global Startup Workshop w/ Universidad Francisco Marroquín (Guatemala)

Yale SOM (Africa Business Club)

Northwestern University (Kellogg Social Enterprise Club)

University of Chicago (Booth Africa Business Club)

Regis University (Masters of Nonprofit Management)

University of Notre Dame (Center for Social Concerns)

University of Nebraska

University of Wisconsin Madison

University of Calgary, Canada (Movies That Matter)

University College of Dublin, Ireland (Overseas Volunteers)

Goethe University Frankfort, Germany (International Aid Conference)




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