Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus (2012)

Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus

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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 when he simply lent $27 to 42 people out of his own pocket. As the founder of Grameen Bank, Yunus pioneered microcredit, the innovative banking program that provides poor people - mainly women - with small loans they use to launch businesses and lift their families out of poverty. His Grameen Bank currently lends to one … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
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Written By: Lisa Gold
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Using boring lectures by Yunus and pedantic commentary by Mosher, it has all the excitement of an infomercial touting mattresses.

Full Review… | February 10, 2012
New York Post
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Feels more like a free-market sales pitch than like a critical look at one weapon in the poverty-fighting arsenal that may or may not offer long-term hope.

Full Review… | February 9, 2012
New York Times
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Packed with details that somehow don't weigh it down, this is a hopeful film - about the power of honest work to confer dignity as well as put food on the table, about how the seed of an idea can take root and grow.

Full Review… | February 9, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Grameen empowers budding entrepreneurs and lends to one out of every thousand people on the planet, which ain't no thrill ride in cinematic form.

Full Review… | February 7, 2012
Village Voice
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A documentary like this is something you watch in a classroom and have an in-depth discussion about afterwards...

Full Review… | December 26, 2012
Film Threat

...presents such a glowing advertisement for Yunus and the work of the Grameen Bank that you expect to see him sporting a halo and playing a harp.

Full Review… | March 26, 2012
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