The documentary, Living on One Dollar, meets the Global Inequalities strand of the HSB4U – Challenge and Change Curriculum. Specifically, the film can be used to cover the expectation in D1.4; explain how various socio-economic conditions (e.g., international competition, prejudice, unfavourable economic conditions, military occupation/rule) and structures (e.g., the welfare system, public health and education, non-profit social service organizations) operate to increase, entrench, or alleviate poverty.
What it is about:
The documentary follows three young adults from America living on $1 / day in Guatemala to simulate the extreme poverty that many people face.
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How to obtain the video:
The full documentary can be viewed on Netflix or purchased from their website at http://livingonone.org/livingonone/film/
for an affordable price. (Please note that OFSHEEA is not affiliated with this organization in any way).