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Animated Documentary Film Includes Interviews with Two UCSB History Professors

Profs. Farmer and Sabra are in “Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty.”

This hour-long, partially animated documentary film, which has played on the BBC and in various countries in Europe, will be featured at the Amsterdam International Documentary Film festival in Nov-Dec 2013.

You can watch it in its entirety at the link below.

Poor Us is a global overview of the history of the poor people, from 10,000BC to today’s era of globalisation. Animation, interviews, motion graphics and archive are combined in this innovative, mould-breaking documentary which imagines the history of poverty as a never-ending dream – nightmare.”

hm 1/25/13