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Concordia's Sluberski Film Series Opens Season with Screening of Film 'Poverty, Inc.' and Panel Discussion Friday, September 22 PDF Print Email

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By Joyce S. Kennedy, Senior Director of Community Relations, Concordia College


Sep. 20, 2017:  Concordia’s Sluberski Film Series invites you to a screening and discussion of the documentary Poverty, Inc., winner of over 50 international film festival honors, including the Templeton Freedom Award and the Best Documentary Award from the FIFE Environmental Film Festival in Paris.

The event will take place on Friday, September 22, at 7:00 pm at the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts on the campus of Concordia College. It is free and open to the public.

The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion-dollar poverty industry--the business of doing good has never been better. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.

After the 90-minute film, Concordia College President Rev. Dr. John Nunes and Paul Bonicelli, both with extensive experience in international development, will provide their own thoughts on the film and will answer questions. 

From 2007 to 2013, Dr. Nunes served as the president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, a $50 million organization with offices in 17 countries working to alleviate poverty and human suffering. Dr. Nunes also served as a pastor in the inner cities of Dallas and Detroit. 

Dr. Bonicelli is the director of programs and education at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, a think tank dedicated to exploring and promoting the moral and ethical foundations of free markets and the free society generally. He served in President George W. Bush's administration as a foreign policy official overseeing all foreign assistance programs operating in Latin America and the Caribbean. He also had oversight of USAID’s global democracy and governance programs.

Next up for the Sluberski Film Series is a December 2 screening and discussion of City of Ghosts, a haunting and timely documentary that follows a brave group of citizen journalists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.

Pictured here:  Concordia College's Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts, where the screening and panel discussion will occur.

Photo by A. Warner

 

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Executive Director: Kathleen Suss

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