Essay about Poverty Is A Worldwide Hurdle

1328 Words Sep 29th, 2016 6 Pages
Give a man a fish, he eats for the night, teach a man how to fish and he eats forever. Earth is home to 7.4 billion people -- of those 7.4 billion people more than 3 billion people live on less than $2.50 a day (UNDP). More than 1.3 billion people live on $1.25 a day; or in other words, extreme poverty (UNDP). Poverty is a worldwide hurdle that nobody has yet to knockdown. Poverty, Inc. is a film that shows the untold impacts of foreign aid; moreover, how America, NGO’s (non-governmental organization) and the United Nations are hindering/crippling those they provide aid for; such as, clothes, food, etc. Throughout this film, they use three key tools to deploy their message and persuade the audience into taking action: visuals, speech and sounds. From this I will explain how each one of these tools are utilized throughout this film to deploy their message. Knowledge and the ability to create is more powerful than anything that one may possess or be given.
Knowledge is gained by those who know more than us, through the interviews/speeches given to us, all these people know more about the issue first-hand; therefore, giving us the knowledge and their input on what needs to be done. There is no better way to create credibility among your audience than providing them with those who are of a high social hierarchy or those who hold high amounts of power. Bill Clinton, Bono, Herman Chinery-Hesser and Marcela Escobari. What do all four of these people have in common? They’re all…

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