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Growing Up Poor: The Series

Synopsis
Filmed over the summer of 2012, GROWING UP POOR follows six teenagers as they struggle to make ends meet living on less then £10.00 a day. Speaking with quick wit and brutal honesty, each of the film’s subjects takes the viewer into their world and paints a bleak portrait of Britain in the grips of a recession, highlighting the lack of opportunities for young people who find themselves in the poverty trap.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Notes
First broadcast on BBC2 on 25/04/2013
Subjects
Social Studies; Sociology
Keywords
poverty; social problems; teenagers; unemployment; social issues

Credits

Director
Dave Foulkes; Tim Lawton

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£75.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
57 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

True Vision Productions

Email
website@truevisiontv.com
Web
http://truevisiontv.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
49a Oxford Road South
London
W4 3DD
Notes
Award-winning television documentaries on a wide range of international social issues including unemployment, street children, knife crime, and challenging children. DVDs are available for sale for private and educational use.

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