Birhan's Story - Why Poverty?

Ethiopia: The "Poster Girl for Starvation" Birhan Woldu's picture was beamed round the world during Live Aid.

Birhan Woldu’s picture was beamed round the world during Live Aid. It was a horrifying image of a child starving to death – probably dead already – that should shock the audience to action. But against all odds...

Birhan lived - and appeared radiant and beautiful on the stage at Live8 in 2005. She was “a poster girl for starvation,” and affirmation of what could be achieved.   This short film looks at her experience and how it shaped her life.

This film is bonus feature from the long film Give Us the Money, which looks at how Bono, Gates and Geldolf’s campaigns.

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