International Day for the Eradication of PovertyFull Calendar
17th October 2021
So You Think You're Poor?
TrueTube hits the streets asking the general public how much money they think they would need to last a week, and what essentials do they feel they could not live without. We then watch their reaction after learning how much half the world's population gets to live off.
Young activist Aled Fisher, for the Green Party, says you don't have to have green stuff to have a green life: young people can make a difference to the environment even on a budget. Get involved locally and those who are most affected by environmental problems can become the ones empowered to change them.
Then And Now
Joyce Kudia looks at Charles Booth's Map Descriptive of London Poverty in 1889-1891 and visits Brick Lane in the East End of London to see if the same class divisions still exist. This film was produced by Manifesta as part of their Breaking into the Museum project, with support from the Museum of London and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Christmas In A Gutter
TrueTube takes to the streets to ask if Christmas makes people think more about those who live in poverty. The general public answer questions concerning how guilty they feel around the seasonal celebrations for the homeless, those less fortunate and the poor.
Benefits Are An Aid, Not An Answer
A Benefit Agency Worker shares their opinion on benefits, benefit fraud and the benefit system as a whole. Addressing different situations they've found themselves in: claimants who lie to gain benefits and young claimers who don't know the system that well, they offer a deeper insight into benefits.