Documentary Film ‘The End of Poverty’ to be Screened at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church on June 26

The End of Poverty

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—June 19, 2015. The Unitarian Universalist Community Church (UUCC), 70 Sycamore Drive, Park Forest, will screen the documentary film ‘The End of Poverty’ on Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m. A discussion will follow the film screening.

Global poverty did not just happen. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, the problem persists because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies – in other words, wealthy countries taking advantage of poor, developing countries.

Renowned actor and activist, Martin Sheen, narrates ‘The End of Poverty,’ a feature-length documentary directed by award-winning director, Philippe Diaz, which explains how today’s financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries.

Consider that 20% of the planet’s population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate. At this rate, to maintain our lifestyle means more and more people will sink below the poverty line. Filmed in the slums of Africa and the barrios of Latin America, ‘The End of Poverty’ features expert insights from: Nobel prize winners in Economics, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz; acclaimed authors Susan George, Eric Toussaint, John Perkins, Chalmers Johnson; university professors William Easterly and Michael Watts; government ministers such as Bolivia’s Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera and the leaders of social movements in Brazil, Venezuela, Kenya and Tanzania.

The event is free and open to the public.

Coffee, tea and popcorn will be provided. Bring a snack to share if you wish. Optional donations appreciated.

For additional information, call 708-481-5339 or visit