(pre-Covid) 43 million people in the United States live below the poverty line, twice as many as it was fifty years ago. 1.5 million children are homeless, three times more than during the Great Depression the 1930s. Entire families are tossed from one place to another to work unstable jobs that barely allow them to survive. In the historically poor Appalachian mining region, people rely on food stamps for food. In Los Angeles, the number of homeless people has increased dramatically. As a sign of hope, in the poorest neighborhoods, community organizations offer small wooden huts to those who no longer have a roof.
The experience of child poverty against the backdrop of the pandemic and increasing racial tensions. Set in Ohio, follow children and their families navigating issues of poverty, homelessness, race and new challenges due to COVID-19.
This is an award-winning documentary that follows four friends from the USA, who move to rural Guatemala for two months to document their lives living on less than $1 a day. They battle hunger, parasites, and the realization that there are no easy answers. Yet, they are inspired by the generosity and strength of people they meet in the village. Meeting Rosa, her husband Anthony, and 12-year-old Chino gives the group hope that there are still ways to make a difference.