ABOUT THE PROJECT
When aid and politics meets business, who really gains from the global giving industry?
SYNOPSIS / DESCRIPTION
We need your help!
After an extremely successful recent Hot Docs film festival in Toronto, where we pitched our film to global film leaders, the DISASTER CAPITALISM team is raring to go to complete the film. With over 30 meetings with international broadcasters, distributors and sales agents facilitated through the prestigious Hot Docs Forum, we now need to get the film to rough cut stage and show our timely and provocative film to the world.
DISASTER CAPITALISM reveals the underbelly of the global aid and investment industry. It’s a complex web of interests that spans the earth from powerful nations and multinational corporations to tribal and village leaders. This feature-length documentary offers unique insights into a multi-billion dollar world by investigating how aid dollars are spent.
We are all aid givers. Aid shapes our global economy, our geo-political landscape, even our security. The money that fuels the aid ‘industry’ often comes from well-intentioned individuals who donate money after natural disasters. It's also the tax dollars of ordinary citizens in Western countries that’s dolled out in the name of foreign policy and diplomacy. Sometimes aid is given for both - making the giving and taking of aid one of the most complex of activities. But the scale of this billion-dollar beast is growing and at stake is the welfare of the most vulnerable people in the world.
Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein takes viewers on a wild ride through this world and some of the most challenging nations on the planet. As it unfolds, he becomes increasingly aware of the dark ways in which aid and the corporate dollar collide and the challenges in shifting this relationship.
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GENRE Feature Documentary
DIRECTOR Thor Neureiter
PRODUCER Thor Neureiter, Antony Loewenstein, Rebecca Barry
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