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Nouveau Poor : Immigrant Poverty / Lathika International Film & Entertainment.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2011.
Description1 streaming video file (41 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Immigrant Poverty
Series Poverty in America (6 Parts)
Poverty in America. ^A1041059
Contents 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)
Abstract 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 noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 25, 2012.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number48032 Films Media Group
Publisher number48247s Films Media Group

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