International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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17th October 2017

Dear Ana

This dramatisation tells the story of a Polish immigrant struggling to make ends meet in London. She writes a positive letter to her sister back home, but living and working alone in the capital is easier said than done...

Help the Poor When You're Poor

Tearfund's Student Coordinator talks about how anyone can make a difference to world poverty: ethical shopping, fairtrade and individual actions are small steps that create big change.

To Give or Not to Give

A debate between David and Yashi about whether or not it's right to give to beggars.

Planet Poor

Young activist Aled Fisher, for the Green Party, says you don't have to have green stuff to have a green life: young people can make a difference to the environment even on a budget. Get involved locally and those who are most affected by environmental problems can become the ones empowered to change them.

Opposite Ends

A drama depicting two of the many issues associated with homelessness. A boy on the streets explains why he needs a help, a girl who is studying explains why she can't afford to help him and why she's dubious of giving anyway.

So You Think You're Poor?

TrueTube hits the streets asking the general public how much money they think they would need to last a week, and what essentials do they feel they could not live without. We then watch their reaction after learning how much half the world's population gets to live off.

Different Ends of the Street

A dramatization depicting the lives of two female 17 year olds brought up in the same city, same street but with different financial backgrounds. A tour of their homes, accompanied by various facts and figures, reveal strong contrasts in both of their lives. From living space to lifestyle choices, health risks to career prospects; almost everything, in their lives, are opposite to the other.

City Vs Countryside

One boy from the city and one boy from the countryside, two completely different lives. TrueTube follows both boys to find their opinions on where they've grown up, what they want to do with their lives and how their money should be spent.

I am Homeless

A group of girls from Belfast investigate homelessness and are shocked at what they find. Made as part of the BoldVoices programme in partnership with BoldFace Productions and Community Foundation Northern Ireland.

The Bird Issue

The man behind The Big Issue discusses his time on the streets and why he does not believe in giving to beggars. He explains how he feels the problem of homelessnesss can be tackled, and how these ideas underline The Big Issue.

Should You Give?

What do the public feel about beggars? Should we give to them or not?

Then And Now

Joyce Kudia looks at Charles Booth's Map Descriptive of London Poverty in 1889-1891 and visits Brick Lane in the East End of London to see if the same class divisions still exist. This film was produced by Manifesta as part of their Breaking into the Museum project, with support from the Museum of London and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Who Is Your Neighbour?

We are all neighbours who are connected and need to look out for one another. We will be looking at division between the rich and poor in Greenwich, where some of England's richest households live in the borough along with some of the most deprived. The video portrays two young people who both live a stone throw again from each other but who yet have very different lives. Made by the XLP Greenwich borough team and supported by TrueVan.

Paul's Story: How I Became Homeless

Paul tells the story of how he became homeless. He discusses the difference between how he used to see money, and how he sees it now.

Mick's Story

Mick ended up on the streets after a turbulent time in his life, when his wife died and he found himself in a heap of debt. In this film he explains how the perception of homelessness bothers him, and how he would like to turn his life around if he could.

Sofa Surfers

A homeless girl talks about how she splits her nights between friends' sofas and the streets. She describes her experience of living under a bridge in a park.

Crisis At Christmas

In this documentary we learn about a Christmas appeal run by the homelessness charity Crisis. The film features interviews with many people whose lives have been changed by the charity, with more information about their cause.

National Children's Home Real Stories

A film made by the National Children's Home, presenting the stories of 4 teenagers who have been homeless for various reasons.

Christmas In A Gutter

TrueTube takes to the streets to ask if Christmas makes people think more about those who live in poverty. The general public answer questions concerning how guilty they feel around the seasonal celebrations for the homeless, those less fortunate and the poor.

Poverty: A Time For Change

The young people at Burton YFC get out onto the streets to ask what the good people of Derbyshire think about poverty. Supported by TrueVan.

Poverty And Christianity

TrueTube visited Rev. Stephen Sichel of St. Matthew's Church in Brixton to ask him about the Christian perspective on poverty.

Homeless In Paradise

A film which reveals what its like living rough in the UK, featuring frank honest interviews with young people who've lived rough in Brighton. Made by young people at DV8 in Brighton, supported by Truevan.

Poor Black People

TrueTube takes to the streets to tackle the theory that Black and Asian people are poorer than White people. Do you think racism still exists? Do you think equality in the work place does exist?

Benefits Are An Aid, Not An Answer

A Benefit Agency Worker shares their opinion on benefits, benefit fraud and the benefit system as a whole. Addressing different situations they've found themselves in: claimants who lie to gain benefits and young claimers who don't know the system that well, they offer a deeper insight into benefits.

Five Go To India

The winning team of Linvoy Primus's 'Football and Faith' head over to India to see how their money is being spent. During their journey they experienced poverty on a level they didn't think possible, and talk of people in terrible conditions in comparison to England.

Danny's Story

Daniel Fagerson came out of university and started working with homeless people. After a number of years he stopped due to the emotional trauma he was experiencing. He shares the lessons he learnt from this work.

Billie's Big Issue

Billie was on the streets for years, begging to fund a drug addiction. The Big Issue has sorted that out and given Billie a chance to make something of his life.

The Power Of Film

Ken Loach, the film director who altered the way the world sees homelessness, talks about what motivated him, what impact his film made and why it was important.

Becky In Calcutta

Becky's reflections on her volunteering experience in Calcutta.