• Publication date: November 18, 2012

Why Poverty ? Education Education

In China the only way out of poverty is education. This improves your chances at a higher income. Yet since the privatization of higher-education in 1997, the numbers of those applying for education has dropped rapidly- as at least 2 million college-graduates each year join the ranks of the unemployed. A 4-year education that costs 60 years of the average family income. Director Weijun Chen delves into the lives of those who have paid the price for their education and are still waiting for a way out of poverty...

Program data

Duration: 60

MBC Max:

November 26, 2012 15:15 (KSA) ~ November 26, 2012 14:15 (CLT)

In China the only way out of poverty is education. This improves your chances at a higher income. Yet since the privatization of higher-education in 1997, the numbers of those applying for education has dropped rapidly- as at least 2 million college-graduates each year join the ranks of the unemployed. A 4-year education that costs 60 years of the average family income. Director Weijun Chen delves into the lives of those who have paid the price for their education and are still waiting for a way out of poverty...

Education Education takes a look at the lives of Wang Zehziang, a tutor at a private college, Wang Pan, a high school graduate and would be student, and Wan Chao, graduate job seeker who goes from one unpromising interview to another.

Why Poverty? is a cross media event, online and on TV, using films to get people talking about poverty.

Starring:

  • Wang Zehziang
  • Wang Pan
  • Wan Chao

Directed by:  Weijun Chen

Produced by:  Don Edkins

Co-Produced by:  Steps International