This disease is why 3.9 million people were killed in the Congo, why 1.8 million were tortured in Cambodia, and why over 400,000 of our fellow human beings have been raped and murdered in the Sudan. This is the story of you and me and all of us standing up and re-affirming the power of what it means to be a human being. This is the story of our generationís unique opportunity to eradicate extreme poverty.
Through stunning animation, compelling visuals, and the scientists, researchers, and humanitarians working on the ground, this film exposes the problem, provides the solution, and lets every one of us know exactly what we can do to help.
Every day over 20,000 human beings die in Africa alone because of extreme poverty and hunger. Many assume Africa is to blame in someway from distorted notions of corrupted governments, immoral citizens, or even the worst--genetic disparity. The rampant inequality of the western world has never been fully conquered.
Over the past years the citizens of the United States have been misdirected and misinformed about this crisis. Every year our president meets with the global community to sign agreements that, if followed through on, would save millions of lives in the poorest countries. These events are given enormous press attention and positive publicity for the rich world. Somehow those funds never make it across the ocean.