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Origins of poverty, through a French director's eyes

Audio 20:34
(c) Cinema Libre Studio
By: Imogen Lamb
22 min

"The worst thing the colonisers brought to Kenya was the notion of private property," says an expert in the film The End of Poverty. In this full-length documentary, director Philippe Diaz sets out to explain why poverty exists, and when it started. For him, the colonial powers are responsible: they destroyed the natural economies of the countries they colonised, they exploited the natural resources and encouraged the large-scale cultivation of cash crops.

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