Video: Looking Poverty in the Eyes
From Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Midgett, The Line is an arresting documentary chronicling the new face of poverty in America. As Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis puts it, "more and more of our friends are in poverty—in the pews, in our workplaces—through no fault of their own, and they are slipping below the poverty level."
In the Chicago suburbs, a single dad was laid off from his bank and is now a regular at the local food pantry, trying to make it by with three kids.
On the Gulf Coast, a fisherman struggles in the wake of the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina, environmental crises that may mean the loss of his livelihood.
In North Carolina, we see that hard work and determination don't always lead to success.
What does this mean for the future of our country? How does it change the narrative about poverty to hear the stories of the people living in it, and look them in the eyes?
What can we do about it?
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