Watch this video! Thoughts? Great parody?
Creative way to spread the message about sustainable income in the developing world?
Slightly exploitive in that way that only well-meaning people can be?
Uh…. too much use of “motherfucker” in a charitable appeal?
Visit the web site: iWantAGoat.com to read more about the project and donate goats. I’m about the bottom line, so I like things that raise money. Do I like this? I don’t know! I know hearts were in the right place.
Sometimes when I see young people back from a trip to the developing world showing off the obligatory “Photograph of ME, with the POOR!” I cringe with embarrassment squick.
As much as the producers claim the village participated in this project, they also note they’d never seen a video camera before – so is there context for informed consent?
How much of this is entertainment for us? Ie: Quick-zoom shots of poor people drinking water from tins, while some dude raps: “We eatin rice and dal / Cuz we aint rich / I’m pounding out some grain, chopping wood and shit / Carrying pots on my head damn you know I’m fit.” Dunno.
Take a good hard look at the motherfucking goat!