||Poverty in America (6 Parts)
Poverty in America. ^A1041059
||Poverty, USA! (2:18) -- America's Poor Children (1:33) -- Factors Affecting Poverty (2:10) -- Immigration Poverty (3:53) -- Immigrant Stories about Poverty (2:59) -- Immigrant Living Conditions (2:52) -- Immigrant Success Story (3:27) -- Family Back Home (1:58) -- A Father's Sacrifice (7:13) -- Education for the Children Back Home (2:16) -- Relationships (1:01) -- Language Skills (5:27) -- Hope for Immigrant Poverty (1:46) -- Credits: Nouveau Poor: Immigrant Poverty (2:01)
||The "golden door" exalted at the Statue of Liberty still beckons the world's poor. Once inside the U.S., however, most immigrants accept a lifestyle that is anything but glittering. This program reveals the conditions in which an American newcomer, legal or not, struggles to earn a living, save money, and meet basic needs. Featuring interviews with numerous immigrants from Latin America and Africa, the film illustrates their experiences with entrenched racism, unfairly low wages, the lack of a social safety net, few if any economic resources, and crowded, substandard housing. These individuals also describe the goals that drive them-education and a better future for their loved ones-and the equally important work ethic with which the majority of immigrants approach their jobs. Several scholars contribute their expertise as well.
|General note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 25, 2012.|
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|Interest grade level
||9 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Publisher number||48032 Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||48247s Films Media Group|