CBS event: Poverty, inc. screening and film-maker Q&A on March 9, 2016

On March 9, 2016, you can participate in the screening of the award winning documentary, Poverty, Inc., which discusses poverty and the organizations that try to fight it. The film's co-producer, Mark Weber, will join us and lead a Q&A discussion after the film. Go to and register for this event before March 1, 2016 as we only have a limited number of places available


Join us March 9, 2016 as Copenhagen Business School hosts a screening of the award winning documentary, Poverty, Inc., in Room SP201 Danske Bank Aud. The film's co-producer, Mark Weber, will lead a Q&A discussion after the screening. 

Get your tickets to the Poverty, inc. screening here
NOTE: The deadline to register for tickets is March 1, 2016. 

Date: March 9, 2016, from 15.30-17.15 followed by a reception
Room: Auditorium SP201
15.30-15.35: Welcome by Lasse Heje Pedersen, Department of Finance
15.35-16.30: Screening
16.30-17.15: Panel discussion and Q&A with Filmmaker Mark Weber and Riikka Kangas, UNWomen
17.15-18.00: Cocktail Reception

Film Synopsis
I see multiple colonial governors,” says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment in Africa. “We are held captive by the donor community.”

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.

From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?

About the Film
POVERTY, INC. has earned 40 international film festival honors and was recently selected to the "Best of Fests" category in IDFA Amsterdam - the biggest documentary festival in the world. It has already screened in 16 countries and numerous top universities, sparking a fast-growing grassroots dialogue to ignite change around the world.

Cancellation policy
Please note that we have a limited number of seats available for this event, so if you are not be able to come, please cancel your registration as soon as possible by emailing Julie de Molade at


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