A powerful new film shows what it’s really like for the struggling poor and working class families in this country.
For some, this may be a bit shocking. American Winter (broadcast on HBO but also available on DVD) gives dramatic first-hand accounts of the families’ experiences, including their worries, fears and the dreams they suspect will never come true. For these families, crisis has become their daily state of living. The most powerful parts of this film are the interviews with children. Get your tissues ready—it will break your heart to listen to these kids talk about how they try to help their families, or how they constantly worry about what their future will be like.