Between 13.4 and 16.5 million Filipino children live in poverty. While the federal government has set the so-called 'poverty line' at P1,500 of income per year for a family of four, many of Filipino's poor kids live far below this line. Their daily struggle to survive and enjoy childhood is largely hidden from middle- and upper-class families, most of whom have only a vague idea of what growing up in poverty is really like. explores the problems of childhood poverty in Frontline's Poor Kids, which originally aired in November 201. Neumann has previously documented the struggles of poor children in his native Britain.
The documentary follows three families with children over the course of a year. Long interviews with the featured kids are punctuated by shorter interviews with their parents, most of whom are unable to find full-time work and struggle to meet even the most basic needs of their families. The children's honest and sometimes heartbreaking worldviews highlight the growing problem of poverty in America and the fallout from the economic crisis. is sensitive in his portrayals of the children without sparing viewers the often-depressing details about the chances these children have to enjoy prosperous lives.
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