TV Hour | Aid & Politics
DISASTER CAPITALISM reveals the dark reality in 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. The money that fuels this industry sometimes 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. Disaster Capitalism takes the viewer inside three countries, Haiti, Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea, to reveal how the cause and effect of globalised development and aid is shaping realities in these vulnerable nations. It's topical, controversial, edgy and far removed from what viewers see on their nightly news and daily websites.