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        POV | Good Fortune: Lessons in International Development

        In this lesson, students will watch video clips and read interviews with experts that will help them examine different approaches to international aid and development and begin to identify which approaches are most effective. The lesson features excerpts from the film Good Fortune, which presents the viewpoints of two Kenyans who resist development projects intended to improve quality of life in their country.

        POV | Good Fortune: Goals of Dominion Farms (Clip 1 of 2)

        In this clip, an American company claims its efforts in Kenya will improve the lives of local residents, but a Kenyan farmer disagrees.

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        POV | Good Fortune: We Will Fight It Until the End (Clip 2 of 2)

        In this clip, a Kenyan farmer expresses anger at changes imposed by a large American company.

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        POV | Good Fortune Trailer

        Good Fortune is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit. In Kenya’s rural countryside, Jackson’s farm is being flooded by an American investor who hopes to alleviate poverty by creating a multimillion-dollar rice farm. Across the country in Nairobi, Silva’s home and business in Africa’s largest shantytown are being demolished as part of a U.N. slum-upgrading project. The gripping stories of two Kenyans battling to save their homes from large-scale development present a unique opportunity see foreign aid through eyes of the people it is intended to help.

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