International Day for the Eradication of PovertyFull Calendar
17th October 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.