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Screening: Enjoy Poverty (episode 3)
dir. Renzo Martens, Congo/Netherlands, 90mins, 2009
Why do the poor not benefit from the poverty industry? This thought-provoking performance-cum-documentary explores the media’s role in perpetuating poverty in Africa and challenges the role of the western filmmaker. Shot in the Congo, it suggests that local photographers would be better off selling pictures of suffering to Western news agencies. Martens attempts to expose the relation of power between the audience and those who are being watched.
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