Date: March 3
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Location: Peter Ehresmann's house
Hosted at the home of IPID's Interim President and programming committee co-chair, Peter Ehresmann
Come and meet your fellow IPID members and officers! IPID's Interim President, Peter Ehresmann (MDP 2012), will be hosting an evening of informal socializing and critical discussion on international development. The night will feature a viewing of the documentary, Good Fortune (2009), about Kibera slum in Nairobi Kenya, where Peter spent summer 2003 as a Human Rights Fellow interning with an active non-violence NGO. 60% of Nairobi lives in slums, but the political situation is extremely complicated with no clear solutions. This documentary's critical view of development is the epitome of "Development Reconsidered." This will be a great and engaging way to wrap up your week, so don't miss it! BYOB and a dish to share. If you need a ride, contact Peter (firstname.lastname@example.org), otherwise bicycling from campus is only 25min and the bus system gets within 5 blocks or so.
6:00pm - drinks, food prep, mingling6:30 - dinner7:30 - watch Documentary: Good Fortune8:45 - discussion
About Good Fortune:
Many African communities are in worse shape despite trillions of foreign aid dollars aimed at ending world poverty. Good Fortune, a provocative new documentary, explores the possibility that this failure may not be despite the best efforts of Western do-gooders, but sometimes because of them.
Good Fortune explores how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit. Through intimate portraits of two Kenyans battling to save their homes from large-scale development organizations, the film presents a unique opportunity to experience foreign aid through the people it is intended to benefit.
Watch the Trailer at: http://www.goodfortunefilm.com/