Our self-distribution strategy, where we have foregone income, allows us to show the Film’s featured experts’ extended interviews, so that audiences who have an appetite to drill deeper can learn more, not only about the issues explored in the film but a much broader set of new related topics that there simply wasn’t time for in the Feature Film. Here, the calibre of these experts and their specialist areas of work just enthral you with their grasp of their subjects. Our contributors are from every continent on the planet and together they offer a truly global perspective.
HE José Ramos-Horta
Nobel Peace Laureate, Former President of Timor-Leste
Topics:- Inequality, Remittances, Corruption, Official Development Assistance (ODA), Bureaucracy, Tied Aid, Infrastructure, World Bank, Austerity, Accountability, Developing Country Failures, United Nations, European Union, Water, NGO’s, Children, UN Agencies, Grassroots Support.
International Federation of Journalists, Former President
Topics:- Press Freedom, Global Examples of Propaganda, Journalist’ Dangers, Heroism, Persecution, Repression, Detention and Killings. Democracy, Sensationalist News, Foreign Aid in the Media, Reporting Influencing Public Opinion and Policy Change, International Federation of Journalists Role in Protecting Journalist Working Conditions, Pay and Rights. Media with Vested Interests.
Prof. Abhijit Banerjee
Nobel Laureate for Economics,
Poverty Action Lab Co-Founder, MIT
Topics:- Inequality, Aid Progress, Tied Aid, Real Aid, Growth, NGOs, Microfinance, Randomised Controlled Trials, Entrepreneurship.
Prof. Noam Chomsky
Prof. Linguistics & Philosophy, MIT
Topics:- Social Mobility, Inequality, Political Power, Popular Mobilisation.
Sir Paul Collier
Prof. Economics and Public Policy, Oxford University
Topics:- Conflict Trap, Infrastructure, Secrecy Havens, Shell Companies, IMF, World Bank, Bi-Lateral Aid, Private Investment, Remittances, Tied Aid, Evaluation, NGOs.
UN Office for Partnerships Former Director, Global Partnerships Forum Chair
Topics:- United Nations Overview, Sustainable Development Goals, Millennium Development Goals, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Peace Keeping, Corporate Social Responsibility, Millennials, Philanthropy, Technology, Climate Change, UN Campaigns.
Prof. Ian Goldin
Former World Bank Vice President
Topics:- Threats, Globalisation, Migration, Refugees, Financial Institutions, NGO’s, Bilateral Aid, Multilateral Aid, Aid Progress, Africa, Inequality, Life Expectancy.
Dr. Mo Ibrahim
Telecoms Billionaire, Philanthropist
Topics:- Africa, Natural Resources, Governance, Inequality, Rule of Law, Economic Opportunity, Human Development ,Human Rights, Infrastructure, Democracy, Corruption, Corporate Governance, Anonymous Companies, Transparency, Illicit Financial Flows, Tied Aid, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, International Governance, UN Security Council, African Excellence in Leadership, Mo Ibrahim Index.
Nobel Peace Laureate, Human Rights Activist
Topics:- Women’s Rights, Sustainable Development, Peace, Injustice, Democracy, Rule of Law, Conflicts, Terrorism, Press Freedom, Arms Industry, Dictators, Revolution.
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights President
Topics:- Human Rights, Political Rights, Haiti, Water, Bush Administration Cover Up, Food Aid, Transparency, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Centre, Speak Truth to Power Education Programme, Civil Right.
Former Minister for Development, The Netherlands
Topics:- Colonisation, United Nations, Inequality, Development Cooperation, Finance Institutions, The Environment, Conflict, Security, Peace Operations, Refugees, Tied Aid, Lobbying, Solidarity, Public Mobilization, Political Aid, Trade, WTO, Agricultural Production, Multilateral Organisations, NGOs’, Progress.
Nobel Peace Laureate, Childrens’ Campaigner
Topics:- Child Slavery, Collective Citizen Action, Youth Activism, Shared Humanity, Peace, Spiritual Liberation, Activist Philosophy.
Amnesty International & UN Millennium Campaigner Former Secretary General
Topics:- Human Rights, Amnesty international, Arab Spring, Millennium Development Goals, Accountability, Technology, Inequality, Political Participation, Tied Aid.
Prof. Peter Singer
Prof. Bioethics, Princeton University
Topics:- Philanthropists, Private Giving, Charity Efficiency, Poverty Progress, Super-Rich, Giving Pledge, Corporations, Matching Funds, Giving Ethics.
Former Secretary of State for International Development, UK
Topics:- Rationale for Aid, Tied Aid, Military Spending, Corruption, Foreign Policy, NGOs’, Aid Spending Cuts, Public Perceptions about Aid Spending, Aid Success, Multi-Lateral Aid, Budgetary Support / Bi-Lateral Aid, Resource Curse, Philanthropy, Private Sector.
Hernando de Soto
Institute for Liberty & Democracy President
Topics:- Wealth Creation, Division of Labour, Documentation, Informal Sector, Property Rights, Arab Spring, Rule of Law, World Bank, Bi-Lateral Aid, Tied Aid, Private Sector, Abuse of Property Law, Political Power.
Dr Danny Sriskandarajah
CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation Former Secretary General
Topics:- Inequality, Social Justice, IMF, World Bank, Citizen Power, CIVICUS; The Global Alliance for Civil Society, Community and Online Activism, Big Business, NGOs.
Prof. Lord Stern
Prof. of Climate Change Economics, LSE, Stern Review Author
Topics:- Climate Change, Population Growth, Urbanisation, Food Production, Land Management, Aid Success Stories, World Bank, IMF, Tied Aid, Inequality, The Millennium Development Goals, NGOs’, Corruption.
Prof. Joseph Stiglitz
Nobel Laureate Economics, Former World Bank Chief Economist
Topics:- Africa, China, Inequality, Transparency, World Bank, IMF, NGO’s, Budgetary Support, Conditionality, Bankruptcy Injustice, Inequitable Global Reserve System, Education, Healthcare, Bilateral Aid.
Prof. Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Peace Laureate, Grameen Bank Founder
Topics:- Income Disparity, Economic Opportunity, Grameen Bank, Microfinance, Social Business, Women Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Employment, Greed.