Poor Kids
Childhood Poverty in the U.K.

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Poor Kids - Childhood Poverty in the U.S.
Part of the Series: Frontline
FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, Poor Kids is an is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely…
Down the Project: The Crisis of Public Housing
Sixty years ago, the "projects" were considered to be the most desirable housing stock for low-to-low-middle-income Americans. Today, this same housing has become stigmatized, beset by financial and social problems, and may be phased out. This film, made in the 1980s, remains the classic portrait of a government program besieged…
Four Feet Up - Youth, Fighting Poverty & Harm Reduction
Twenty years after the House of Commons promised "to eliminate poverty among Canadian children," 8-year-old Isaiah is trying hard to grow up healthy, smart and well adjusted despite the odds stacked against him. Isaiah knows he's been categorized as "less fortunate," and his short life has seen more than his…
The Forgotten Americans - Poverty on the Texas Border
"...how sad to be born here, live here all your life, die here and not know what it is like to be an American..." --colonia resident Filmmaker Hector Galan takes you on a journey to the colonias. We travel into American communities where hope resides despite the fact that the…
A Day's Work, A Day's Pay - Welfare-to-Work 
When forced to work at city jobs for well below the prevailing wage and deprived of the chance to go to school, these individuals decide to fight back, demanding programs that will actually help them move off of welfare and into jobs. A Day's Work, A Day's Pay traces the…
Being Poor in New Orleans Series
Beginning in 1977, Andrew Kolker and Louis Alvarez produced a series of half-hour documentaries about New Orleans' challenges called Being Poor in New Orleans. The programs were broadcast on WGNO-TV (Channel 26) and produced under the auspices of NOVAC, the New Orleans Video Access Center. Presenting some of the first…
When The Light's Red
What do you do when you're stopped at an intersection and someone with a sign asks you for money? Do you give them some or do you stare straight ahead pretending they're not there? How do you sum up a person in the span of a red light? With humor…
74 Square Meters (74 Metros Cuadrados ) - Following Families in Chile as they Attempt to Integrate into Middle Class Communities
This film follows a social experiment that moves marginalized families into a middle class neighborhood in Valparaiso, Chile. Iselsa and Cathy decide to take part in a project designed by leaders in social architecture which allow them to buy their own home and integrate them into a middle class neighborhood.…
FRONTLINE - Country Boys Part 1
Part of the Series: FRONTLINE - Country Boys
Both 16, Chris lives with parents, grandma, brother, sister, in a run-down trailer; Cody, an orphan, lives happily with his grandmother.
FRONTLINE - Country Boys Part 2
Part of the Series: FRONTLINE - Country Boys
Chris sets goals: good grades. But at home, he can't take his parents arguing. And Cody fears he'll be separated from his step-grandmother.
FRONTLINE - Country Boys Part 3
Part of the Series: FRONTLINE - Country Boys
He needs to earn money, but a broken car means no job. Teachers convince him to get GED. Cody talks to his pastor about being a preacher.
Disruption
Disruption explores a groundbreaking initiative that seeks to eradicate poverty by empowering women on government assistance programs in Colombia, Peru and Brazil to "save their way out of poverty." The film interweaves women's testimonies to the transformative power of financial education with the story of Fundacion Capital, a group of…