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invitation to New York City area subscribers to attend a film preview
Original message from: firstname.lastname@example.org
For several years now, I have served on the board of the Robert Schalkenbach
Foundation, based in New York City. A major project funded by the foundation
is a documentary film titled, The End of Poverty?
This documentary film was chosen earlier this year for showing at the Cannes
International Film Festival and is now being shown throughout Europe. The
film will soon be released for showing at commercial theaters in the United
A preview showing of the film has been arranged for 3 p.m. Saturday,
November 22, 2008 at Hunter College in New York.
The film's theme is that the measures proposed to solve global poverty by
some western experts, while well intentioned, do not attack the structures
that underlie much of the world's poverty. This film provides both broad
directions for reform and a new framework for thinking about the origins of
The team who produced this film traveled throughout Africa and South America
to gather first-hand accounts of why so many people still live in poverty.
Participants in the film include Nobel Prize winners Amartya Sen and Joseph
Stiglitz, John Perkins (author of the book, Confessions of an Economic
Hitman), Chalmers Johnson, and Susan George (TransNational Foundation).
The film will be shown in the Hunter West Building Lecture Hall, 7th floor,
Room 714, on 68th Street between Park and Lexington (closer to Lexington:
Subway: #6 uptown, 68th St. Exit).
As seats are limited, RSVPs are requested by Friday, November 14. You can
reserve your seat (or seats) by sending an email to:
Members of the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation board will be available before
and after the film, and the foundation will have a literature table and
refreshments available, starting at 2:30.