Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus

Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus

USA, 2010, 78 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Bangladesh
Genre/Subject: Documentary

5pm Sat, March 10th
Director Holly Mosher In-Person

What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality? To some, it sounds impossible. But Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is doing exactly that. BONSAI PEOPLE celebrates Yunus’ extraordinary humanitarian work, which started by lending $27 to 42 people out of his own pocket and has now grown to helping 1 out of every 1,000 people on Earth. Yunus has created a mirror image of conventional banking—loan small not big, loan to women not men, loan rural not urban, loan to the poor not the rich. But he didn’t stop there. Whenever he sees a problem he starts a business, in a mix between business and social work, which he terms “social business.” Yunus tackles some of the world’s most vexing problems from healthcare to education to alternative energy and demonstrates to the world that complex problems sometimes do have simple solutions. A free market with a social conscience—Microcredit is just the tip of the iceberg!

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DIRECTOR: Holly Mosher
US Distributor: Hummingbird Pictures

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