Poverty tells many stories (short film)

“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.”
― Hélder Câmara, Dom Helder Camara: Essential Writings
 
More quotes about poverty
 
This short, but powerful film begins with a simple question: What was your most exciting day last week?
 

 
In answer, we hear a fairytale threaded through scenes of a stark reality – as seen through the sweet, innocent eyes of a little boy named Max. What the actual story being told by this film is left for you to decide.
 
Learn more about the real statistics on poverty around the world. Write down 3 things you can do to help lift even one child out of poverty
http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats
 
Poverty is dangerous for children in many ways.
Read about how poverty affects children’s brains.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-12-07-childrens-brains_N.htm
 
The way the little boy, Max, views his world is beautiful, sad, lovable, and profound all at once. Watch Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard talk about what it takes to be happy.

Want to know the secret to happiness? Buddhist monk, photographer and author Matthieu Ricard has devoted his life to this question, and his answer is influenced by his faith as well as by his scientific turn of mind. We can train our minds in habits of happiness, he says.
 


 
 

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