1 Why is India Poor? (It’s not about money)


11 apr. 2018

Why India is Poor? This video tries to take you through a journey of India’s past. It shows how India became poor and why it’s still struggling with poverty.
Why is India Poor?
“Time Passing By by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license

2 Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream⎜WHY POVERTY?⎜(Documentary)

5 jan. 2013

How much inequality is too much?

740 Park Ave, New York City, is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River, 10 minutes to the north, is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population live on food stamps and children are 20 times more likely to be killed. In the last 30 years, inequality has rocketed in the US — the American Dream only applies to those with enough money to lobby politicians for friendly bills on Capitol Hill.

Filmmaker: Alex Gibney
Producer: Blair Foster
Produced by Jigsaw Productions & THE WHY Foundation
Released: 2012

This film was originally released as part of THE WHY series WHY POVERTY?

3 Reasons for poverty in India.


22 apr. 2013

Copyrights (c) Harshvardhan Mishra.

4 Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty⎜WHY POVERTY?⎜(Documentary)

4 jan. 2013

Do we know what poverty is?

The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewis’s film takes us through the changing world of poverty. You go to sleep, you dream, you become poor through the ages. And when you awake, what can you say about poverty now? There are still very poor people, to be sure, but the new poverty has more to do with inequality.

Director Ben Lewis
Producer Femke Volting & Bruno Felix
Produced by Subma­rine

This film was originally released as part of THE WHY series WHY POVERTY?

5 BBC World Debate Why Poverty?

30 nov. 2012

This Debate is part of a global event hosted by the BBC and 50 other broadcasters around the world. The debate explores the causes of and cures for the enduring problem of severe poverty which still affects many people in the world. 
It was recorded in front of a live audience in Johannesburg earlier this year. On the panel are Tony Blair, former UK Prime Minister; Oby Ezekwesili from the Open Society Foundation, Africa and a former Nigerian government minister; Moeltesi Mbeki, South African author and Chair of SA Institute of International Affairs; and Vandana Shiva, Indian activist, environmentalist and scientist. Chaired by Zeinab Badawi.

6 Education Education⎜WHY POVERTY?⎜(Documentary)

5 jan. 2013

Can a good education provide an escape from poverty?

In ancient times in China, education was the only way out of poverty — in recent times it has been the best way. China’s economic boom and talk of the merits of hard work have created the expectation that to study is to escape poverty. But these days China’s higher education system only leads to jobs for a few, educating a new generation to unemployment and despair.

Director Weijun Chen
Producer Don Edkins
Produced by Steps International

This film was originally released as part of THE WHY series WHY POVERTY?. Learn more about the project: https://www.thewhy.dk/projects/why-po…



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“In a well governed country, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a poorly governed country, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” -Confucius
I’m a Chinese from mainland China, and I have received high quality education there from elementary school all the way to the college. Now I’m a PhD candidate in the University of Chicago. It is the paid off of my hard work, but I also know I was lucky to have lived in a big city where education resources are abundant. Some of my friends or relatives have experienced the similar things that are filmed by the documentary, and I do know these shits are prevalent in most of the rural place of China. Thanks to the maker of the documentary to let the rest of the world know the struggle of the people(students) in Chinese rural place. Hope these kind of videos will bring attention from the Chinese government(at least I wish), and the people who are devoted to the education in the poor place from the other places outside of China. Believe me THEY ARE SMART AND HARD WORKING KIDS, and THEY DESERVE A PROMISING FUTURE. Thanks again to the maker.
C Tee
Can we all just appreciate that mom and also her community who did what they could to help Wang Pan afford and expensive dream that doesn’t even assure a return of investment? That is selflessness 101

7 Baby Stroller Falls in Water Prank

23 mei 2011


A cyclist mother loses her baby stroller when a path in the park takes a sharp turn. The carriage rolls off from her bike and into a nearby pond, to the horror of prank victims looking on, who run frantically to save the baby from drowning in the shallow water.

A presentation of JustForLaughsTV, the official Just For Laughs Gags YouTube channel. Home of the funniest, greatest, most amazing, most hilarious, win filled, comedy galore, hidden camera pranks in the world!