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Film Screening - Disaster Capitalism

  • New Internatnional Book Shop 54 Victoria Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)

NIBS will host a screening of the new documentary by Antony Loewenstein & Thor NeureiterDISASTER CAPITALISM

The film reveals the underbelly of the global aid and investment industry. It’s a complex web of interests that spans the earth from powerful nations and multinational corporations to tribal and village leaders. This documentary offers unique insights into a multi-billion dollar world by investigating how aid dollars are spent.

Best-selling journalist and author Antony Loewenstein joins award-winning filmmaker Thor Neureiter on a six-year investigation into this world and the ramifications of disaster capitalism in Afghanistan, Haiti and Papua New Guinea. There are ideological, economic, political and corporate connections between all three states.

Told through Loewenstein's eyes and with compelling local characters, we weave them together to show viewers the dark side of Western aid. How did we get here? How can it change and who is leading it? What role and responsibility lies with Western governments? As the long-termjourney unfolds, DISASTER CAPITALISM will provide unique insight into one of the most challenging issues of our age.

Earlier Event: September 11
The Many Socialisms of Ernie Lane