Two recent documentaries provide insights just in time for National Poverty in America Awareness Month. Both are available at Bailey/Howe’s Media Resources.
Living broke in boom times : lessons from the Movement to End Poverty DVD produced, directed, and edited by Kathleen Dara Kell ; original films produced and directed by Pamela Yates and Peter Kinoy.
“It is a wonderful documentary, heart-rending in its depiction of homelessness and desperation, yet inspiring in what it shows about the magnificence of people fighting back… I think it can play an important role in arousing people to action.” -Howard Zinn
The two nations of black America produced by June Cross ; correspondent: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; written by June Cross and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; WGBH Educational Foundation.
“In this FRONTLINE report, correspondent Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a Harvard scholar, explores the gaping chasm between the upper and lower classes of black America and probes why it has happened: “How have we reached this point where we have both the largest black middle class and the largest black underclass in our history?” –Producer information