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Bonsai

Directed by Holly Mosher
Celebrating the Vision of Muhammad Yunus

Overview

Genre
Human Rights, Human Interest, Anthropology, Contemporary Issues, and Social Issues
Synopsis

What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality?

To some, it sounds impossible.

But Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is doing exactly that. Bonsai celebrates Yunus’ extraordinary humanitarian work, which started when he simply lent $27 to 42 people. 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.

But Muhammad Yunus didn’t stop there. Now, Yunus goes beyond microcredit to pioneer the idea of social business - a completely new way to use the creative vibrancy of business to tackle social problems from malnutrition to inadequate health care.

While Muhammad Yunus didn’t invent the notion of doing business for social good – it is a concept whose time has come.

Stage
in post-production

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Hummingbird Pictures
Years of Production
2006-2010
Locations
Bangladesh
Prod. Partners
Meaningful Media

Distribution Details

Release year
2010

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