Antipoverty Video Resources
The videos listed below are available to borrow from the
BCTF Information Services Department.
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
- 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
- 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.
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.
The following videos are available online: