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Down and Out in America


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Documentary, USA, 1986, 57 min.

Synopsis Three sectors of American society hit by recession in the mid-1980s: heartland farms, factory workers out of a job, and the new homeless. In Minnesota, 250 family farms are being repossesed each week; men and women talk about their farms, the nature of their bank loans, the onslaught of corporate farming, and their sorrow and despair. In cities where 3,500 jobs per day go overseas, unemployed workers contemplate their options. The newly homeless talk about the jobs they've lost, Justice Ville in Los Angeles (bulldozed by court order), and squatting in New York's abandoned buildings. A family living in a welfare hotel tells their story.

Directed by Lee Grantová  

Starring Lee Grant, Jeff Farmer, Bob Hanson, Robert Hayes, Ted Hayes, more...

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1986, Oscar, nejlepší celovečerní dokumentární film

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