We Still Want You But

WE STILL WANT YOU BUT…
(1997)
Duration: 30:00 minutes

This proved to be a highly controversial documentary because it questioned the value of sending development workers to the Developing World although it was made with returned development workers.

The startling conclusion was simple as articulated by the returned development workers themselves – do not go where a qualified local professional could do the job.

In many cases when some one from a so called Developed Country goes to a Developing one he or she, although often on what would be a relatively modest salary at home, will usually be paid a multiple of what the equivalent local person would get. They also consume considerably more resources in terms of housing, services and transport.