The Poverty Parallel Screening
Wednesday 2nd Mar, 2016

Canisius College, Science Hall Commons
2001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14208
Time: 7pm-9pm
Cost: Free
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The Canisius College Video Institute presents the premiere screening of The Poverty Parallel, a documentary that challenges perceptions of poverty, on Wednesday March 2nd at 7pm in the Science Hall Commons. The event is free and open to the public. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion and refreshments.

The Poverty Parallel, by Journalism and Religious Studies Dual Major Katie Cosgrove, ‘15 and Digital Media Arts and Communication Studies Dual Major Tyler Kauffmann, ‘16, examines how westernization increases a desire for modernization in an underdeveloped nation and challenges what it means to be rich or poor. The documentary explores this parallel and the increase in westernization in Marangu, Tanzania through: agricultural history, tourism in the Kilimanjaro region, and cultural shifts in society. The documentary came to be through a course coordinated by Professor Timothy Wadkins, PhD, Professor James Oigara, PhD, and The Institute of Global Study of Religion, at Canisius College. This documentary is a must-see event for anyone interested in the relationship between cultural shifts and global social issues.

Watch the trailer:

For more information about the event, e-mail Jamie O'Neil at

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