Theres a hidden world out there that is getting ready to explode. Most of us know littleif anything about it.
It's the world of slums.
In the underbelly of the Developing World--what some still refer to as the Third World--is another seething mass of humanity we are calling The Fourth World. One of every six human beings inhabits this hidden place and if the United Nations is right, we could see that number triple by 2050.
What does The Fourth World look like, who inhabits it, and what should we do about it?
The Fourth World, produced by award-winning filmmaker Mark Volkers, takes you into slums around the world to see them for yourself and to meet the people who live there. By encountering individuals with names and personalities, it becomes harder to stereotype slum dwellers; to lump them all into a nameless, faceless statistic.
The Fourth World was shot in eight countries on five continents. This film does not rely on slow-motion shots of hungry children to make a point, but rather research and entertaining story.
Flannery OConner said "The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." Intense, grinding poverty is not a pretty thing and the world ignores the message of this film at its own peril.
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