It has been estimated that more than 70 million persons in the United States rely on Medicaid, but about 30 million are not insured at all.
The people who live in Complexo do Alemao, a favela in Rio Di Janeiro, know a thing or two about losing loved ones to gun violence.
A young boy films his random habitual activities and the things that are important to him on his last days living in the neighborhood located in the shadow of Silicon Valley.
San Francisco is one of the richest cities in the United States. The ‘City by the Bay’ is a favorite among many tourists and locals.
The word shame is defined as a painful feeling of humiliation and distress. There’s a lot of shame surrounding poverty. That’s one of the reasons why so many are afraid of falling into it, afraid of admitting it, and afraid of asking for help.
The Homeless Man, the Hippy and the Property Developer
Just a casual walk around Liverpool will reveal how big a of problem rough sleeping and begging has become. Yet in contrast, there are signs of prosperity all around and a high-end property boom.
The stories are all different but they have one thing in common: pain. When a child asks his mother for food and she has no money to get him any, it causes a deep pain within her that words cannot express.
A Documentary About Street Theatre in Ghana
Marieke De Lange had a vision of empowering underprivileged children by helping them to stage performances. She wanted their dramatizations to bring to life some of the hardships they face because of poverty.
This full-length documentary brings to the light a situation that remains virtually unknown to many Americans, and it’s the fact that for the first time in almost ten years, homelessness is on the rise.
Scott Neeson: From Hollywood highs to Cambodia’s slum kids
Scott Neeson went from being a poor young immigrant from Scotland, working as a projectionist in a drive-in movie theater to becoming a top Hollywood movie industry executive.
About 44,000 people in Los Angeles are homeless and statistics show that the number of people living in their vehicles has doubled within the last two years.
Saving The Congo's 'Witch Kids'
According to United Nations data, in the Democratic Republic of The Congo, there are over 25,000 homeless children. Many of them are living in that condition because they have been accused of doing witchcraft.
Alternatives to Incarceration
We’re living at a time in which being homeless, being on drugs, or being mentally ill are crimes that can send you to prison.
More than 100,000 people in Australia live on the streets without any access to secure and adequate housing. Almost half of them are under the age of 25 and a little over 50% are male.
Somebody once said that you can tell a lot about how a society treats its living by the way it treats its dead.
Slab City, also just knows as The Slabs, is a one of kind community. It might be one of the only places in the United States where laws and regulations aren’t enforced.
In the picture-postcard community of North Vancouver, filmmaker Murray Siple follows men who have turned bottle-picking, their primary source of income, into the extreme sport of shopping cart racing.
J is for Junkie comes as a hard-hitting and beautifully shot documentary on crack and being homeless. Filmed in “The Living Room” in Atlanta, a small cove tucked in behind a Texaco gas station, the documentary captures African-American men and women opening up to Corey Davis, a young filmmaker with an artistic flare and an anthropologist’s care for documenting lived reality.