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Antipoverty Video Resources

The videos listed below are available to borrow from the BCTF Information Services Department.

Carts of Darkness, Hannah’s Story, and Salvation are also accessible for online streaming from the National Film Board website. You can rent Four Feet Up for use in your classroom, on the National Film Board website for $3.99.

  • Carts of Darkness: In North Vancouver, local bottle pickers have turned the act of binning into a thriving subculture of shopping cart racing. Murray Siple, a former snowboarder and sport film director injured in a serious car accident ten years ago, returns to filmmaking to capture their story in the documentary Carts of Darkness.
  • End of Poverty: A daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary revealing that poverty is not an accident. Global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.
  • Four Feet Up is the story of 8-year-old Isaiah and his parents, who struggle to overcome a legacy of stereotypes, abuse and dysfunction, and desire more than anything for Isaiah and his siblings to have access to the opportunities they never had.
  • Hannah’s Story is a documentary about a young girl, Hannah Taylor, who established the Ladybug Foundation in order to help the homeless when she was just 8 years old.
  • Poor No More offers solutions to Canada's working poor. The film takes three Canadians to a world where people do not have to beg, where housing is affordable and university education is free. They ask themselves: if other countries can do this, why don't we? This film calls for public support in building a national poverty reduction strategy.
  • Salvation is a documentary about front-line workers serving the needy under the umbrella of the Salvation Army, offering a glimpse into the hearts and minds of people on both sides of the streets.

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