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Smoke Traders and the Story of Native Poverty

Jeff Dorn | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada
Jeff Dorn

2012-11-22-whypovertybanner.jpg Waiting, waiting and waiting for promises of a better life built the Native Tobacco industry. The taste of success and finical independence lead to the growth of this business. Many don't want this way of life but circumstances have led many to this profession.

One Migrant Worker's Story Is Canada's Story

Min Sook Lee | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada
Min Sook Lee

2012-11-22-whypovertybanner.jpg Ten years ago I made a documentary about migrant agricultural workers in Canada, El Contrato. I am interested in the story of workers and migration because I come from a working class family and my life has been fundamentally shaped by migration. This is the story of how immigration to Canada is racialized and classed.

The Danger of Being Born Poor

Brian Hill | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Impact
Brian Hill

2012-11-22-whypovertybanner.jpg Apart from those in the medical profession, there can't be many men in the world who saw as many babies being born this year as I did. I wanted to start at the beginning -- at the birth of a child -- to see how poverty might impact on the life of an infant. Making this film vividly brought home the fact that we shouldn't accept poverty as an inescapable and fixed fact of life.

Annette Bourdeau

TVO Gets Serious With 'Why Poverty?' TV Specials | Annette Bourdeau | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada TV

Can Bono save the world? He's certainly trying to, but he may not be as effective as he thinks, according to the documentary "Give Us the Money" that ...

Finding Solutions to Poverty, One Woman at a Time

Mona Eldaief | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Impact
Mona Eldaief

2012-11-22-whypovertybanner.jpgWhen we started filming Solar Mamas, there were 28 women from seven different countries who spoke nine different languages all sitting together in a classroom at the Barefoot College. At first, six months of technical training in a classroom seemed like a very slow process. But one month into the training, the drama began.