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Published on Jul 8, 2010
http://www.pbs.org/pov/goodfortune/ A documentary film by Landon Van Soest & Jeremy Levine. Airing on July 13, 2010 at 10pm, POV on PBS (Check your local listings). Watch online: July 14 through October 12, 2010. 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 Kenyas rural countryside, Jacksons 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, Silvas home and business in Africas 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.