Welcome! The goal of the site is to introduce viewers to the habits international cinema uses to represent poverty on screen. Contextual overviews outline the important issues for each continent and provide a starting point for understanding the film culture of that region. Annotated film clips examine and explicate cinematic conventions. The Digital Atlas  is a Digital Humanities project (still a work-in-progress) which plots filmic analysis onto an interactive global map.

Also included in this site are some additional resources such as helpful links, a glossary of important terms, and a robust film archive.

New content is being added regularly by its authors. So, use the menus above to look around. Your feedback on current content is more than welcome. And, come back soon to see more!

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