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PovertyCure International Short Film Festival: Invitation To Vote And Attend

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is an international network of organizations and individuals seeking to ground the common battle against global poverty in a proper understanding of the human person and society, and to encourage solutions that foster opportunity and unleash the entrepreneurial spirit that already fills the developing world.

In order to continue to educate and inform people about entrepreneurial solutions to poverty, PovertyCure is hosting the PovertyCure Film Festival and Feature Documentary Preview on December 12, 2013 in New York City. According to PovertyCure, the film festival’s subject matter

…is notably not poverty, but rather human flourishing. This is more than a semantic switch; it’s a fundamental change in mindset.

Too often we frame the issue of poverty in terms of people’s needs and how we can meet those needs. In doing so, we misunderstand the problem and sometimes make ourselves the protagonists of other people’s stories. It is time to reframe the discussion around the creative capacity of the human person. How can people create prosperity for their families, communities, and societies? What are the foundations that allow people to thrive and what are the impediments?

From poverty alleviation to human flourishing, from paternalism to partnership – we invite you to join us for a different kind of festival.

The reader is invited to vote for the Audience Choice Award. The winner of this award will receive $3,000 of the $30,000 overall prize money.

The event is open to the public, with tickets priced at $100. However, for our valued supporters, by entering “acton” as the promotional code, you will receive a complimentary ticket. For more information, and to order tickets, please go to Film Festival website.

Elise Hilton Communications Specialist at Acton Institute. M.A. in World Religions.

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