Wide Angle is PBS’s Emmy-award winning, international current affairs documentary series. They are currently working on a documentary titled The Market Maker and are inviting you to be part of a live web discussion following the premiere of the film this week.
The film follows Eleni Gabre-Madhin, a charismatic Ethiopian economist who, in an effort to end hunger in her famine-plagued country, designs the country’s first commodities exchange, which she hopes will revolutionize an ancient market system whose inefficiencies have been partly responsible for the country’s persistent food shortages.
The film premieres on Wednesday, July 22.
As an additional feature to the film, Wide Angle will be hosting a live web discussion, during which you can join in a conversation with Gabre-Madhin, Wide Angle host Aaron Brown, and the filmmakers, Eli Cane and Hugo Berkeley.
Call-in Number: +1 (718) 506-1351
Upcoming Show: 7/23/2009 3:00 PM GMT
Host Name: PBS Wide Angle
Show Name: Live Chat with Aaron Brown and Eleni Gabre-Madhin
Length: 1 hr
Description: Eleni Gabre-Madhin is a woman with a dream. The charismatic Ethiopian economist wants to end hunger in her famine-plagued country. But rather than relying on foreign aid or new agricultural technology, she has a truly radical plan. She has designed the nation’s first commodities exchange, which she hopes will revolutionize an ancient market system whose inefficiencies have been partly responsible for the country’s persistent food shortages. WIDE ANGLE travels to East Africa for The Market Maker, hosted by anchor Aaron Brown, to tell the dramatic, intimate story of a woman on a mission – and a world of trouble standing in her way. The morning after the film’s premiere, join a live chat with Gabre-Madhin, the filmmakers, and host Aaron Brown.