• Publication date: November 24, 2012

Why Poverty ? Park Avenue: Money, Power And The American Dream

By exhibiting the stark contrast between two New York streets, acclaimed director Alex Gibney hopes to confront the status quo. While both streets are called Park Avenue, one happens to be one of the wealthiest streets in New York, while the other namesake is one of the poorest. As the director argues the case: have the wealthiest Americans rigged the system in their favor, making it almost impossible for anyone else to rise out of poverty?

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Duration: 60

MBC 2:

November 25, 2012 15:00 (KSA) ~ November 25, 2012 14:00 (CLT)

By exhibiting the stark contrast between two New York streets, acclaimed director Alex Gibney hopes to confront the status quo. While both streets are called Park Avenue, one happens to be one of the wealthiest streets in New York, while the other namesake- just a few miles north in the Bronx, happens to be one of the poorest- in the country!

As the director argues the case: have the wealthiest Americans rigged the system in their favor, making it almost impossible for anyone else to rise out of poverty?

Can a child born in Park Avenue in the Bronx make it to park Avenue in Manhattan- specifically 740 Park Avenue, said to house a majority of Wall Street billionaires?

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

Directed by:  Alex Gibney

Produced by:  David Herdies

Co-Produced by:  Steps International