Why Poverty

What Are the Poor's Most Valuable Items?

Igor Malakhov | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada
Igor Malakhov

2012-11-22-whypovertybanner.jpg I never thought that I would be thinking about treasures while making a documentary about poverty. But life is full of surprises, and last August I found myself scrupulously examining the most-prized possessions of Toronto's poor. And I must say, I was impressed. I spoke with a dozen of homeless people in Toronto. Almost all had treasures of some sort: a photo of a daughter, letters written before life on the street, a cherished dream about a slice of cheese cake or a bowl of salad. It was uplifting when people on the streets of Toronto told us that mostly they valued things of a non-material nature.

Annette Bourdeau

TVO Gets Serious With 'Why Poverty?' TV Specials

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

How Can a Warm Man Understand a Cold Man?

Vac Verikaitis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Vac Verikaitis

I went from a successful career as a television producer to living in a rent-geared-to-income unit in downtown Toronto, standing in line for a daily meal with many of the city's poorest, sickest and addicted citizens. But in the making of a film, and through the incredible support that was part of the process, I became a rich man.