but he did NOTHING to help. raise awareness yes, but why name the film after a failed intention? the moment when he tells those people in extreme poverty to feel happy was not only painful and ridiculous, it was insulting.
I think his whole behaviour was part of an artistic alter ego, an elaborate prank. He seems to want to mirror the supreme arrogance westerners display when interacting in this part of the world in neo-imperalist fashion. A number of artists tried that in the last several years and all of them failed(including Martens), because while attempting to denounce exploitation, they created exploitative conditions themselves.