USAGM Press Freedom Film Festival

Poverty-A Root Cause of Extremism

Expired May 5, 2021 1:00 AM
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Alhurra Television examines the economic and social challenges facing much of the Middle East and what is being done to combat it, in its new weekly program $2 (Two Dollars). The program hosts economic experts that delve into the root causes of the daily struggles facing many people in the region as they attempt to make ends meet. It will also hear firsthand from the families impacted by poverty, as they strive to maintain the basic necessities for life. Traveling across the region, $2 will focus on the policies that have led to impoverishment, considered a potential source of extremism, as well as the efforts being made to improve the lives of those most affected.

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    53 minutes
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    Host: Rima Karaki Screenwriter: Paul Zgheib Producer: Rania Attalah Sr. Executive producer: Leila Bazzi Cast and field producer: Fatima Boughanbour Director of Photography: Ahmed Dakroub Editor: George Bazz GFX Design: Mahmoud Ahmed Research: Maya Al haj Vice President of Programming: Amr El-Kahky