Issue: Economic Inequality

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A Place at the Table

Synopsis 50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single […]

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Generation Food

With a billion hungry and two billion overweight people on Earth, everyone knows that the food system is broken. But few people understand that it’s a system, with rules that keep things ticking along. The new documentary Generation Food examines this system. Read more

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The Homestretch

The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Read more

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Rich Hill

This documentary film tells the story of three youth growing up in Rich Hill, Missouri. Seventy miles south of Kansas City, fifteen miles east of the Kansas border. Once a thriving mining town, shortly after World War II, the coal was gone – mined out. Stores closed, people moved away, farms were sold. It’s a story that could be told in hundreds of towns across America. Read more

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Reinvention Stories

REINVENTION STORIES is an experiment in bringing real life documentary stories into the potential of an interactive environment. Read more

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Inequality for All

In this documentary film and video series, economist and author Robert Reich addresses the widening income gap in America and how it affects the lives of the low-income and middle class laborers. Read more

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DETROPIA

Detroit’s story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century — the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now Read more

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Long Story Short

Drawing from an archive of hundreds of video diaries made by very low income California residents, Long Story Short tells a collective story of poverty in America, narrated, defined, and analyzed entirely from within, offering a fresh perspective on one of the most challenging social issues our country faces.

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Gaining Ground

In the midst of the economic meltdown, Gaining Ground explores the innovative, grassroots organizing efforts of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in Boston. Read more

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Land of Opportunity

Land of Opportunity asks the question: What kind of cities do we want to inhabit in the 21st century? Through the eyes of urban planners, displaced residents, immigrant workers, developers, community activists, artists and public housing residents this question is asked, answered and asked again. Read more

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