FRONTLINE: Poor Kids DVD

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FRONTLINE: Poor Kids FRONTLINE continues its reporting on child poverty in America - revisiting the kids at the heart of the 2012 film, Poor Kids, to see what their lives are like five years later, and offering a powerful, firsthand look at what poverty means to children and the country. Startling and intimate, the film is an indelible portrait of ... More
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FRONTLINE: Poor Kids FRONTLINE continues its reporting on child poverty in America - revisiting the kids at the heart of the 2012 film, Poor Kids, to see what their lives are like five years later, and offering a powerful, firsthand look at what poverty means to children and the country. Startling and intimate, the film is an indelible portrait of the realities of growing up poor in America, told by children in three families over the course of half a decade. With more than one in six of the nation's children living below the poverty level, the film gives an unforgettable perspective on the impact of unemployment, foreclosure and financial distress through the eyes of the children directly impacted.

Production Year: 2017
Copyright Year: 2012
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English

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Learner48
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5.0 star rating
03/03/22
Required viewing
Review by Learner48 on 03/03/22 review stating Required viewing
This should be required viewing for every elected official and every citizen. It is a pure and simple presentation of the America we have created by our attitudes, prejudices and voting.
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The S.
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5.0 star rating
03/03/22
Poor kids in america
Review by The S. on 03/03/22 review stating Poor kids in america
With all the poverty we have tight here in our own backyard, why on earth do we need to bring in people to our country from other parts of the world while our very own legal citizens are starving living in homeless shelters ? There is also the dreadful threat that many of these illegals are a real danger with their radical ideas as well as some are criminals when no good intentions . There are far too many of these elements here in out society as it is. Bringing more of these people here is absolute suicde to this nation. We should be focusing on weeding out the illegals who are already here and taking better care of our own citizens who need work putting food on their tables.
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Nickd945
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5.0 star rating
12/08/21
A poignant documentary
Review by Nickd945 on 12/08/21 review stating A poignant documentary
This is a truly engrossing documentary that chronicles the lives of several impoverished families here in the U.S., told from the perspective of children. As such, it makes for compelling storytelling. I am currently using this documentary with my high school seniors as an anticipatory activity for Barbara Ehrenreichs bestseller, Nickel and Dimed. The students were glued to the screen during the showing; later, it provided a great whole-group discussion. Highly recommended.
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Ron R.
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5.0 star rating
10/15/20
Poverty
Review by Ron R. on 10/15/20 review stating Poverty
Excellent depiction of how poverty affects children in an area that has seen severe economic depression. Well worth an hour of viewing.
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Alma
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Thought provoking
Review by Alma on 07/17/20 review stating Thought provoking
Even though you might not agree with the parent choices, you cant deny the fact that so many kids are facing these hardships- right here, right now in our country. Sad!
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Xxx
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
would buy it again
Review by Xxx on 07/17/20 review stating would buy it again
got it for my grandkids
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Kika D.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The Truth Hurts
Review by Kika D. on 07/17/20 review stating The Truth Hurts
If you think you have it bad, if you feel sorry for yourself, watch this and know you are better off than you think. Get out of your comfort zone and make a difference for one family. If we all help our poor maybe they will find a path to better days. Reach down and pull someone out of the rutt; you never know when its your turn to fall.
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Richard
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Poor Kids
Review by Richard on 07/17/20 review stating Poor Kids
A truly heartfelt presentations.
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Redbeard
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Essential viewing
Review by Redbeard on 07/17/20 review stating Essential viewing
This was one of the most powerful,gut-wrenching documentaries Ive ever seen-and I make em for a living for the past quarter century.This should be required viewing of all 535 members of Congress.


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