Disaster Capitalism

Disaster Capitalism Disaster Capitalism

AS DISASTERS OCCUR AROUND THE GLOBE, THE DEVELOPED WORLD OFTEN REACTS WITH GOOD WILL THE WAY IT KNOWS BEST, BY FLOODING THE STRICKEN AREA WITH MONEY AND CREATING FERTILE GROUND FOR BUSINESS TO TAKE ROOT AND GROW.

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 globalized 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.

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Producer(s):
Antony Loewenstein, Thor Neureiter, Rebecca Barry

Director(s):
Thor Neureiter

Writer(s):
Antony Loewenstein

Type
Feature

Genre
Documentary

Stage
Post-Production

Website:
disastercapitalismfilm.com

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