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Global Voices: Why Poverty?—Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty

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Watch Friday, January 30, 2015 at 6pm on WORLD.

For the whole of modern civilization, humans have attempted and failed to eradicate poverty. What can we learn from generations of failed efforts? Using a combination of animation, archival material, live action, anecdote, and humor, Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty looks at mankind’s periodic efforts to alleviate poverty with the hope that we will get a better sense of how to move forward. 

Global Voices: Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty is a part of the series Why Poverty?, which is aimed at raising awareness of poverty around the world.

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