Hannibal-LaGrange University will be screening the award-winning documentary Poverty, Inc. on Monday, February 26, at 7 pm in the Roland Fine Arts Center. Michael Matheson Miller, the director and producer will introduce the film and field questions after its conclusion.
On Tuesday, February 27, Miller will give a lecture on issues raised in the film at 7 pm in the L.A. Foster Student Center. Both the movie and lecture are free, family-friendly, and open to the public.
Poverty, Inc. is a thought-provoking film that challenges views on charitable giving, particularly in third-world countries. Drawing from over 200 interviews and filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity and foreign aid that can no longer be ignored. From shoes to international adoptions, solar panels to agriculture subsidies, the film challenges its viewers to ask the tough question, “Could I be part of the problem?”
Previous viewers have described the documentary as “eye-opening.” Miles Mullin, vice president of academic administration at HLGU says, “For those who truly have a heart to help impoverished people around the world, Poverty, Inc. will change the way you approach that challenge.”
In addition to being the director and producer of Poverty, Inc., Miller is a research fellow at the Acton Institute, a think tank focused on the intersection between market economics and moral philosophy and theology. Miller writes and speaks extensively on issues of development, political economy, religion, and culture. He previously taught philosophy and political science at Ave Maria College in Nicaragua and was the chair of the philosophy and theology department. His lecture on February 27 will focus on the relationship between crony capitalism, cycles of dependency, and foreign aid.
Miller holds graduate degrees in philosophy, international development, and international business. He has lived and traveled in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He has been featured on FOX Business, CNBC, Russ Roberts, and numerous radio shows. He has been published in The New York Post, The Washington Times, The LA Daily News, The Detroit News, and Real Clear Politics.
This educational and enlightening event is sponsored by a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation. For more information about the event, contact Rebecca Sneed, institutional advancement and public relations assistant at 573-629-3118, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.