It is one of the more serious and complex problems of our time: Hunger. According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), our world would have the resources to nourish 12 billion people. Yet worldwide, one billion people are suffering from chronic hunger. How is this possible? David Syz, the former State Secretary for Economic Affairs, seeks answers to exactly this question and is digging deeper: What influences do subsidies from the Western world have on hunger? What role do speculators in the stock exchanges play? How far does political responsibility in the international community and in each individual country go in order to fight hunger? And what does the African farmer's daily fight against hunger look like? The movie brings in the Farm Belt of the USA, in the mountains of Switzerland, to Senegal and Ethiopia.
On his worldwide search for clues and solutions, David Syz discovers astonishing answers and these are not so far out of reach.
Over the last decades huge money has been invested in the fight against poverty. Yet this issue has to remain on the top of the world politics agenda. What went wrong that still over a billion of people have to live with less than a dollar a day? The key for a successful fight against poverty is the creation of sustainable jobs in the developing countries. The movie shows with examples in three continents what this would require and how this can be achieved. Mercy alone will never suffice to eradicate poverty.
Fighting global poverty is one of the major challenges of the 21st century - and it concerns us all. Despite massive flows of aid to developing countries, one in four of the world‘s population lives on less than a dollar a day. In this film, we travel to three continents to investigate how we in the west can help to unlock the economic potential of all citizens in poor countries. Our evidence points to an urgent need to rethink aid and investment. We discover that the model of development favoured by the west simply does not work. In this powerful and moving filmic journey we go under the skin of three countries that have been praised for their economic achievements. In Peru, Mozambique and Pakistan we discover that poor people are barely reaping the benefits of growth - and they tell their own stories in their own words. Their testimony is both surprising and compelling.
Global trade: an economic blessing or a public nuisance?
Not many political issues have created so much dissent throughout the world as the globalization of trade. Emotions fly high though large parts of the world population are benefiting from the cheap prices of products manufactured in low-wage countries. The system seems to work in a satisfactory way when we are looking at its results. But who is paying for it?
Steel War: an illustration of global trade by reality
Based on the recent conflict about the worldwide trade of steel which was opposing mainly the US, Brazil and the European Union the documentary reveals how the global trading system is functioning, how countries fight each for its own interests and explains how such economic wars impact life and labour even in supposedly unconcerned countries.
Immer mehr Menschen drängen auf den Arbeitsmarkt: Junge, Entlassene, Immigranten. Der Kampf um die Arbeit ist ein Kampf von jedem gegen jeden, in den traditionellen Industriestaaten ebenso wie in den aufstrebenden Volkswirtschaften. In seinem vierten Film zeigt der ehemalige Staatssekretär für Wirtschaft, David Syz, auf, wie verschiedene Kulturen mit der Arbeitslosigkeit umgehen und geht der Frage nach, ob die einzelnen Länder voneinander lernen könnten. Im Fokus stehen Spanien mit 27% und Südkorea mit 4% Arbeitslosigkeit.