The Documentary: The Hundred Million Dollar Question
What’s the best way to spend $100 million to fix one huge problem in the world today? That’s the challenge laid down by the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, distributors of the ‘genius grant’ in The Documentary: The Hundred Million Dollar Question.
They created the 100&Change competition to inspire solutions for some of the looming disasters facing people, places or the planet. The prize is one colossal grant, one hundred million dollars, for the project which can make the most lasting difference to people’s lives.
The foundation received nearly two thousand submissions. They have narrowed down the list to eight ideas.
In this programme, Ed Butler and a panel of expert guests hear the details of the eight challengers, which range from using puppets to educate child refugees in Syria to eliminating river blindness in Nigeria. Is one hundred million dollars enough tackle these challenges and what are the consequences, intended or not, of philanthropy on such a big scale?