The Foreign Aid Paradox

Why does the U.S. fund foreign aid?
The United States spends approximately $37 billion dollars a year on foreign aid – just under 1% of our federal budget. “The Foreign Aid Paradox” zeroes in on food aid to Haiti and how it affects American farming and shipping interests as well as Haiti’s own agricultural markets. The result: a surprising study in unintended consequences.

Part of We the Economy series.
Directed by Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady
Produced by Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing, Morgan Spurlock, Paul G. Allen
Editor: Rebecca Adorno
Cinematographer: Tony Hardmon
Music By: Paul Brill