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The Price of Cotton, filmed in Mali and Texas, follows activist farmer Ibrahim Coulibali’s efforts to gain access to markets by turning many small voices into a loud, international demand for fair trade. As he educates small cotton farmers like Sedu Dembele in Mali about global organizations such as the WTO, which he believes are driving them under, second generation cotton farmers in Texas worry about the gathering international storm around their subsidies, which represent their means of survival.
About "A Dollar a Day" Series
This poignant six-part international series of television documentaries shows what it means to live under the poverty line. The series chronicles people as they face diverse challenges, from finding basic needs like clean water, to competing in international markets.
The main characters in the series are people like Maria Cabana in Bolivia, Kurshida Bano in India, Bulewla Sima in South Africa, Sédou Dembele in Mali, Li Jieli in China and Redjo Seferovic in Bosnia. It is their stories and the stories of their husbands, wives, and children. Each represents one of the 1.2 billion people in the world living on less that a dollar a day. They live in rural villages and in urban shanty towns, and all are typical: they have few belongings, limited education, little access to jobs or capital, and are ruled by heavily indebted governments that lack the capacity or effective plans to help their poorest citizens.
ViewChange: Stories Powering Progress
Stories are powerful. They teach us lessons and shape our values. A good story can inspire people everywhere to think, to start conversations, and to take action. These films, from Link TV's ViewChange.org, bring the timeless power of storytelling to a modern and critical mission: fighting poverty, hunger, and disease around the world.
ViewChange.org is a ground-breaking multimedia website that's built to connect you to the world of global development. And now, we're bringing ViewChange and its stories to life on your television. Catch five-minute shorts, feature-length documentaries, and everything in between in this unique and inspiring series that proves storytelling really can change the world.