Crowdfunding for the new documentary film: “To End Poverty !”

5 December 2014 by Philippe Diaz

Help to produce the follow-up to the acclaimed « The end of poverty ? » - which CADTM co-edited

Dear Friends,

As the chasm between haves and have-nots has continued to widen, we realize that now is the time to make the follow up film to THE END OF POVERTY ?.

Our original intention when filming THE END OF POVERTY ? (TEOP) was to include both the root causes of poverty and the solutions. When we interviewed our experts (Susan Geroge, Eric Toussaint, Serge LaTouche, Joseph Stiglitz, John Christensen, John Perkins and others) back in ’07 and ’08, we asked what the solutions were. Based on their input, we were able to aggregate them into 10 groups of solutions that could end poverty in our lifetimes.

These are real solutions that would change the economic system that created poverty.

Some solutions might seem obvious: the guarantee of shelter, healthcare, education, food, and drinking water. While others would require the upending of our hyper-capitalistic society, for example, a basic minimum wage—regardless of employment—as a fundamental human right, which would not cost that much to implement.

This follow up film would be TO END POVERTY! But we need your help.

 Crowdfunding TO END POVERTY !

We have some interview segments “in the can” but to complete the film we need to raise $150,000 (editing, music, production travel, etc.).

We’ve turned to the crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo to help us acheive that goal. For each contribution the individual or organization will receive a perk. It is open to contributors worldwide.

Please check out the campaign page and video for more background about the film:

 How Else Can You Help:

Our campaign launched last Friday and goes through 1/27/2015; we need to raise all the monies by thento reach our campaign goal.

We’d be grateful if you could help spread work about this project with your networks. The more the campaign page is linked to in the web-o-sphere, the more “gogo” factor we raise and the more support we get from the platform.

1) You could forward this email to 10 people with a personal message and ask that they consider contributing or sign up for updates about the project at

2) Include a brief explanation in your organization’s next newsletter:

This holiday season consider making a contribution to the TO END POVERTY! crowdsourcing campaign and help bring real solutions to ending poverty in our lifetime to screens around the globe.

3) Share Share A unit of ownership interest in a corporation or financial asset, representing one part of the total capital stock. Its owner (a shareholder) is entitled to receive an equal distribution of any profits distributed (a dividend) and to attend shareholder meetings. it on your Facebook page and encourage others to SHARE (not just like):


Help ring in a New Year with by making a contribution TO END POVERTY! Our frinds at Cinema LIbre Studio are raising funds to complete production on a feature length documentary that will share 10 groups of solutions that can end poverty. Please check out and SHARE their campaign:

(remember to tag in @cinemalibrestudio so we can see your post!)

4) Write a blog post about THE END OF POVERTY? and include a link to the new campaign

If you need a refresher, here’s the link to view the film free online (international access):

(feel free to share this link!)

5) Tweet about it:
Join me in #crowdfunding campaign #toendpoverty, a follow up film to @endpovertymovie with #10SolutionsToEndPoverty


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