Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice
In 2014, WFVJ and the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice (now Worker Justice Wisconsin) co-sponsored an Economic Justice Film Festival - Why Poverty?
We showed five films, each film accompanied by an expert speaker on the particular issues raised in each film.
The films shown included:
Why Poverty? - Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty - details the historic roots of poverty and ongoing systems that keep people in poverty
Food Stamped - follow a nutritionist and her husband as they attempt to eat on a week's average food stamp allotment while exploring the inadequacies of current federal support for this vital program
Paycheck to Paycheck - follows a young mother as she struggles to raise a family in an essential, but low-wage, nursing home job
Park Avenue: Money, Power, and the American Dream - Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney presents his take on the gap between rich and poor Americans. Gibney contends that America’s richest citizens have “rigged the game in their favor,” and created unprecedented inequality in the United States
The Line - Poverty in America is probably not what you think. Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Midgett shows us in this groundbreaking documentary a new face of poverty in America. About 50 million people in the United States live below the poverty line (In 2014- $23,850 for a family of 4) and one in four American children lives in poverty. But what is poverty in America? What defines “the line” and how can the church and community make a difference?
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