How do you change the world?

From Live Aid to Make Poverty History, celebrities have become activists against poverty. Bob Geldof and Bono have been the most prominent voices advocating on behalf of the poor. But have their concerts and campaigns really lifted millions out of poverty?

Geldof, Bono and Bill Gates speak candidly about how to lobby effectively and how to play to politicians’ weaknesses for glitz and popularity.

Directed by Bosse Lindquist. Produced by David Herdies.
Production company: Momento Film. Running time: 58.40 min 

Interview with award-winning Director, Bosse Lindquist


Sometime in the 1980s a new idea came to the world. If music and entertainment focused popular attention on the needs of the world’s poor, there would be a demand for change that the politicians could not ignore. Bosse Lindquist’s film tracks the history of this idea. “A band of musicians set out to change the world” he says “and now the time has come to ask: What did they achieve, and is celebrity politics the right way of combating world poverty?”

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