Humanities Institute Documentary Film Series: "WAGING A LIVING"

Thursday, October 11, 2007
7:30 PM
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Scripps Humanities Institute
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The Scripps College Humanities Institute Fall 2007 Documentary Film Series

UNEQUAL WE STAND:  What Future for the American Middle Class?


WAGING A LIVING 

Roger Weisberg and Pamela Harris, Directors

USA, 2005, 85 min

 

Thursday, October 11, 2007

7:30 p.m.

Garrison Theater

(Scripps College Performing Arts Center)

 

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

For more information please call the Scripps College Humanities Institute

(909) 621-8326, or visit our website


The term "working poor" should be an oxymoron.  If you work full time, you should not be poor, but more than 30 million Americans - one in four workers - are stuck in jobs that pay less than the federal poverty level for a family of four.  WAGING A LIVING chronicles the day-to-day battles of four low-wage earners fighting to make work pay.  Shot over a three-year period in the northeast and California, this observational documentary captures the dreams, frustrations, and accomplishments of a diverse group of people who struggle to live from paycheck to paycheck.   By presenting an unvarnished look at the barriers that these workers must overcome to lift their families out of poverty, WAGING A LIVING offers a sobering view of the elusive American Dream. 

 

www.pbs.org/pov/pov2006/wagingaliving/

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