Grewen Auditorium

Arts & Culture
6:51 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Film Screening at Le Moyne Highlights Poverty Worldwide

David Peterka, one of the producers and subjects of "What Matters?," in a screen shot from the film
Credit Speak Up Productions / whatmattersfilm.com

LeMoyne college is presenting an award-winning documentary tonight on poverty that also includes some surprises.  “What Matters?” is the story of three friends living on $1.25 a day to experience and document what it’s like living in extreme poverty.  

Director and subject Dan Parris says, “What Matters?” lacks the guilt-trip of your typical documentary on poverty.  He says it's the film's realist attitude and sense of adventure that turned the movie into a success - and, he hopes, inspires viewers to make a difference. 

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