See Provocative Doc Christmas Eve and Rethink Giving

BANGKOK  Do donations really help the poor? Or is social enterprise a better answer?

Those are the questions raised by a provocative documentary by a Christian, libertarian think tank in the United States that will show in the year’s final installment of Doc+Talk at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

Directed by Michael Matheson Miller of the Acton Institute, “Poverty, Inc.” examines global charity organizations and their flaws through the lens of those who opposed to institutional charity.

The 2014 documentary draws upon more than 200 interviews and was filmed in 20 countries.


The movie, in Thai and English subtitles, shows at 2pm and 4pm on Dec. 24 in the fifth-floor auditorium of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

Tickets are 100 baht and can be purchased online. The panel discussion in Thai will begin after the screening at 6pm with assistant professor Thanee Chaiwat of Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Economics.

The “Doc+Talk” series is a monthly event focused on social issues around the world. It’s hosted by the Documentary Club.