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The Canisius College Video Institute screening of The Poverty Parallel

When we’re talking about all of the cultural assets that this city has to offer, we must be sure to include the higher education institutions in the mix. The professors and students are constantly hard at work delivering a multitude of works that represent vast culturally driven undertakings. These initiatives are made available to the public, in order to showcase the diverse talent at the schools, while providing an unlimited array of materials to those that seek them out.

As a prime example, the Canisius College Video Institute issues a series of screenings that are open to the public. Once such screening is the premiere of The Poverty Parallel, a documentary that examines the increasing westernization in Marangu, Tanzania.

In Marangu, there is a calling for young people to work the crops (agriculture), which is essentially the bread and butter of the people. Instead, many young people yearn to have the modern day amenities that many people around the world take for granted. Therefore, schooling seems to be the only way to break the mold, in an attempt to break away from traditions that families have come to rely on. 

What is the definition of world poverty, and how does it compare to poverty in Marangu, or even Buffalo?

The Canisius College Video Institute presents the premiere screening of The Poverty Parallel

By Journalism and Religious Studies Dual Major Katie Cosgrove, ‘15 and Digital Media Arts and Communication Studies Dual Major Tyler Kauffmann, ‘16

Made possible via a course coordinated by Professor Timothy Wadkins, PhD, Professor James Oigara, PhD, and The Institute of Global Study of Religion, at Canisius College

Wednesday March 2nd at 7pm in the Science Hall Commons.

The event is free and open to the public.

Following the screening there will be a panel discussion and refreshments. 

Learn more information about the Video Institute.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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