$2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

It’s the biggest economic story of our time: long-term unemployment, unaffordable housing and a widening income gap between the wealthy and the poor. Based on the book $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer, the film examines what extreme poverty looks like in 21st century America in the wake of welfare reform and the great recession. Combining expert voices alongside personal stories of families living with virtually no cash, the film unravels the historical and political story of our country’s relationship to the poor and the stubborn myths that have persisted for decades. 

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This film is made possible in part by funding from Fork Films.

Production Company: Red Antelope Films
Directors: Jennifer Redfearn & Tim Metzger
Producers: Jennifer Redfearn & Tim Metzger
Director of Photography: Tim Metzger