Rainn Wilson to Narrate Pro-Capitalism Documentary, 'The New Recruits'

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Oct 20, 2009 4:37 PM
On the heels of Michael Moore's recent anti-capitalism film, an upcoming documentary seeks to position capitalism as the newest weapon in the fight against global poverty. 

"The New Recruits" -- which is due out in January -- is the tale of three recent business school grads who travel to third world countries and use the principles of capitalism to bring about positive social change.

For example, they spent a year addressing problems like water shortages in Pakistan and the lack of electricity in rural India.  And one of the cast members travels to Nairobi, Kenya to help get pay-per-use toilets in the slums to counter the health and sanitation problems caused by human waste.

... And here's the best part: Emmy Award-nominated actor Rainn Wilson, who stars as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s comedy series The Office, narrates the film.  “I’m thrilled to be doing narration for the documentary The New Recruits,” said Rainn Wilson. “It’s a fascinating and often hysterical study of the challenges of capitalism in the developing world. Plus, I sound amaaaazing.”