Multimedia Collection

Going Broke in Boom Times: Lesson from the Movement to End Poverty

74 min
HC110 .P63 L58 2007 DVD

"Living Broke in Boom Times" has condensed three groundbreaking documentaries spanning a decade (1989-1999) into segments of ideal length for classroom use, with new wrap-around commentary from key activists who led the movement. Cheri Honkala, Willie Baptist, and Liz Theoharis discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the organizing, and the lessons learned from hard won experience.

Features content of three films: Takeover (1990), Poverty outlaw (1997), and Outriders (1999).

Special features: "Documenting the movement" mini-doc (15 min.); photographic slideshow (7 min.); "Death of a neighborhood" poetry performance by Will Sales (3 min.); resource guide list of weblinks.

Produced by Skylight Pictures, Inc. and distributed by New Day Films.

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