Cultivating Opportunity: Self Help Solutions to Poverty in the U.S. and Africa

director: Michael Sheridan
producer:Oxfam America
(28 minutes) U.S.A.
screening schedule

Willie Head, Jr. is struggling to hold on to his farm —70 acres in southeast Georgia. Willie is one of the remaining 18,000 African Americans who are losing their land at the rate of a thousand acres a day. Teresa Massango, a farmer in Mozambique, in southeast Africa, is among the 80 percent of Mozambicans who depend on their land to feed themselves. They've faced war and famine, and are now threatened by investors wanting to profit from Mozambique's cheap land and labor.

Cultivating Opportunity tells the inspiring story of how poor communities in Mozambique and the United States are creating opportunities to better their lives. Their work is a road map to ending hunger and poverty, a journey that begins within the communities themselves.

These two communities, in vastly different parts of the world, demonstrate surprising similarities in the self-help solutions they champion to fight.

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