Documentary film night by MDP: Disaster Capitalism

When aid and politics meets business, who really gains from the global giving industry? DISASTER CAPITALISM is a compelling documentary that goes inside Afghanistan, Haiti and Papua New Guinea to reveal the dark side of moneymakers and aid exploiters unafraid to make a killing from the misfortune of others. Best-selling journalist and author Antony Loewenstein joins award-winning filmmaker Thor Neureiter on a six-year journey through the world of shady miners, resilient locals and secretive governments.


… with special guest film maker Antony Loewenstein and UQ’s Professor Peter Greste (UNESCO Chair) and Dr Heloise Weber (POLSIS) in panel discussion

  • When: Thursday 26th April 6.30 – 9pm | 6.30 light refreshments, 7.15pm film screening, 8.15 panel discussion/questions from the audience
  • Where: Steele Building, UQ St Lucia, Room 309
  • Booking: Eventbrite – Disaster Capitalism
  • Cost: Free (but bookings is essential)

Presented by The Masters of Development Practice, along with the School of Social Science, the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the School of Political Science and International Studies. Thanks to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for supporting this event.