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Give Us the Money (2012)

59 min | Documentary

Can glitz and celebrity save the world? Thirty years ago, rock stars Bob Geldof and Bono set out on a journey to fight poverty in Africa. They tried to convince some of the wiliest and mightiest politicians on earth to change the world. ...See moreCan glitz and celebrity save the world? Thirty years ago, rock stars Bob Geldof and Bono set out on a journey to fight poverty in Africa. They tried to convince some of the wiliest and mightiest politicians on earth to change the world. Give us the Money tracks their journey through famines and palaces, and world-wide TV-audiences. But how successful have they really been? Did they manage to make the world a better place? Bosse Lindquist's film tracks the history of this idea. "A band of musicians set out to change the world" he says "and now the time has come to ask: What did they achieve, and is celebrity politics is the right way of combating world poverty?"' See less
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Sven Lindahl Ranelf (as Sven Lindahl)
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Dec 1, 2012 (Finland)

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Pooneh Ghoddoosi
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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Bob Geldof
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Bono
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Ato Woldu
Himself, farmer, Tigray Region, Ethiopia Himself, farmer, Tigray Region, Ethiopia   See fewer
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Gebru Asrat
Himself, former president of Tigray Region, Ethiopia Himself, former president of Tigray Region, Ethiopia   See fewer
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Jamie Drummond
Himself, co-founded the advocacy organization DATA Himself, co-founded the advocacy organization DATA   See fewer
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Muhammad Ali
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Ann Petifor
Herself, Drop the Debt campaign (as Ann Pettifor) Herself, Drop the Debt campaign (as Ann Pettifor)   See fewer
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Bill Clinton
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Tom Hart
Himself, lobbyist for The Episcopal Church Himself, lobbyist for The Episcopal Church   See fewer
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Robert Shriver
Himself, activist and attorney Himself, activist and attorney   See fewer
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John Kasich
Himself, Governor of Ohio Himself, Governor of Ohio   See fewer
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Paul Collier
Himself, professor of economics, University of Oxford Himself, professor of economics, University of Oxford   See fewer
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Shriti Vadera
Herself, investment banker Herself, investment banker   See fewer
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Trevor Neilson
Himself, Global Philanthropy Group Himself, Global Philanthropy Group   See fewer
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Bill Gates
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Edward W. Scott
Himself, businessman, philanthropist Himself, businessman, philanthropist   See fewer
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Dambisa Moyo
Herself, international economist, author of book 'Dead Aid' Herself, international economist, author of book 'Dead Aid'   See fewer
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Mariéme Jamme
Herself, co-founder of Africa Gathering Herself, co-founder of Africa Gathering   See fewer
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Paul Zeitz
Himself, Global AIDS Alliance Himself, Global AIDS Alliance   See fewer
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George W. Bush
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Bill Frist
Himself, United States Senator Himself, United States Senator   See fewer
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Jesse Helms
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Joshua Bolten
Himself, White House Chief of Staff Himself, White House Chief of Staff   See fewer
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Tom Sheridan
Himself, lobbyist for DATA Himself, lobbyist for DATA   See fewer
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James Traub
Himself, The New York Times Magazine Himself, The New York Times Magazine   See fewer
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Gordon Brown
Himself, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1997-2007 Himself, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1997-2007   See fewer
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Nelson Mandela
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Meles Zenawi
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Ben Rawlence
Himself, consultant to the Africa division, Human Rights Watch Himself, consultant to the Africa division, Human Rights Watch   See fewer
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Merera Gudina
Himself, professor of political science, Addis Ababa University Himself, professor of political science, Addis Ababa University   See fewer
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Richard Curtis
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Birhan Woldu
Herself, Ethiopian famine survivor Herself, Ethiopian famine survivor   See fewer
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Oliver Harvey
Himself, journalist, The Sun Himself, journalist, The Sun   See fewer
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John Hilary
Himself, War on Want Himself, War on Want   See fewer
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Justin Forsyth
Himself, Save the Children Himself, Save the Children   See fewer
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Owen Barder
Himself, Center for Global Development Himself, Center for Global Development   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 32 votes