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Bonsai People - The Vision of Muhammad Yunus



United States, 2011, HDV - Color - 78

DIRECTED BY:
Holly Mosher

CAST:
Muhammad Yunus

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Holly Mosher

EDITING:
Natasha Uppal

MUSIC:
Bappi Rahman

STORY DESCRIPTION:

Bonsai People - The Vision of Muhammad Yunus – Unleashing the power of the free market to eliminate poverty, hunger, and inequality. Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus did his part to fight poverty by micro-lending $27 to 42 women, an effort which has now grown to 8 million women and 8 billion dollars and been replicated around the world. But he didn’t stop there… whenever he sees a problem he starts a business, creating a mix between business and social work, which he’s coined “social business” demonstrating to the world that complex problems sometimes do have simple answers. It’s not about handouts, it’s about hand ups.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

I would love to bring my second film as a director to your festival. You screened my previous film Hummingbird several years ago.
Director - Hummingbird (2004), Bonsai People - The Vision of Muhammad Yunus (2011)
Producer - Lady in the Box (1999), Reeseville (2001), Side Effects (2004) Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety (2005)
Executive Producer - Vanishing of the Bees (2010), Free For All (2008)

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