Acclaimed film on poverty will screen Thursday

By From page A6 | May 21, 2014

“American Winter,” a documentary feature film on American poverty, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at UC Davis, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor. It takes place in 198 Young Hall.

Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Ganz (“Taxicab Confessions,” “The Defenders”) ,”American Winter” follows the personal stories of eight families struggling in the wake of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

The film presents an intimate snapshot of the state of the economy as it is playing out in the lives of American families, and highlights the human impact of budget cuts to social services, a shrinking middle class, and the fracturing of the American Dream.

The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be accompanied by a resource fair beginning at 5:30 p.m., with information on local food assistance and other programs.

for more about the film visit www.americanwinterfilm.com.

Enterprise staff

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