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Good Fortune to air on PBS NewsHour tonight

28-283066_10150276801859453_588399452_7685101_6791198_nLandon Van SoestJul 13, 2011

Tune in to PBS NewsHour tonight for a clip from Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine's award-winning documentary Good Fortune. The film will be presented as part of The Economist Film Project, a new initiative to bring to life the pages of The Economist through the powerful medium of documentary film. Good Fortune was selected from 1,000 submissions for its unique perspective on international aid.

Tonight's clip will feature the story of Silva, a midwife whose home and business in Nairobi, Kenya are being demolished as part of a United Nations slum-upgrading project. With an intimate style, Good Fortune portrays gripping stories of human perseverance and suggests that the answers for Africa lie in the resilience of its people.

Visit the PBS NewsHour website for your local TV listings.