FRONTLINE: Close to Home DVD

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Item #: WC7602
Producer Ofra Bikel chronicles how the middle class is faring in this recession through stories of the people who she's come to know at the hair salon she's frequented for the past twenty years. The film reveals the struggles - from well-to-do bankers to struggling actors, each with a story to tell about how they're getting by in these turbulent ... More
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Producer Ofra Bikel chronicles how the middle class is faring in this recession through stories of the people who she's come to know at the hair salon she's frequented for the past twenty years. The film reveals the struggles - from well-to-do bankers to struggling actors, each with a story to tell about how they're getting by in these turbulent times.

Producer: Ofra Bikel
Production Year: 2009
Copyright Year: 2009
Director: Ofra Bikel
Narrator: Ofra Bikel
Discs: 1
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Diane L.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
02/14/21
Coping with our Economic Crisis
Review by Diane L. on 02/14/21 review stating Coping with our Economic Crisis
Compelling stories of individuals who are coping with the fact that they were blindsided by the sudden onset of the recession. Beautifully and compassionately told, it puts a face on each situation from the white collar professional out of a job in his 50s to the young hopeful business owner reaching for a dream. Highly recommended
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Tom P.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
02/14/21
ABSOLUTELY DEAD ON, pure reality!!!
Review by Tom P. on 02/14/21 review stating ABSOLUTELY DEAD ON, pure reality!!!
I just completed watching this mirror of reality! Im a stones throw from 62, everything portrayed was so right on and right now! I spent 25 years working in computer support for a strong, AMERICAN manufacturing facility, located in America... I can identify so well with most of these great, hard working Americans who have aspired to place AMERICA number 1 in production, pride, and prosperity...only to see it all disappear right before our very eyes!!! To me, the biggest, single reason for the current struggle were all facing, is the, short-sighted, greed based, placement of MILLIONS of jobs outside the U.S. JOBS, steady, permanent, reasonable paying jobs, for the masses are the LIFEBLOOD of any free society. MANUFACTURING WAS, AND IS, THE KEY to sustaining Americas future. Now that weve thrown it all away, America and our standard of living, is crumbling and unraveling at an alarming pace. You can stimulate the economy temporarily, with temporary jobs and money, but PERMANENT JOBS have to come back!!!!!!! EXCELLENT DOCUMENTARY!!! Should be required viewing for President Obama, every congressman and senator,(A.S.A.P.) in mass, during their normal work sessions.
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Joe
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
02/14/21
Ive watched this 5 times
Review by Joe on 02/14/21 review stating Ive watched this 5 times
I saw this on TV then on the web site. Now Im going to buy it. I have been fortunate in being employed through the worst of the recession. But anytime I feel like my work is a chore, Im going to watch this program. The people are survivors! I just thank God that my fate is not similar.


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