Re: [Videolib] Top Twenty Films ever made about Poverty

Steve Fesenmaier (fesenms@wvlc.lib.wv.us)
Thu, 4 Aug 2005 11:12:07 -0400

thanks.-steve

Additions from the field

1.. El Norte by Sanford Berman, founder of the Task Force
2.. Darwin's Nightmare - by Paul Nuchims, retired art professor
3.. Bicycle Thief by Susan Grant, Technical Services Manager
Southern Maryland Regional Library
4.. Dry Wood by Les Blank. Black Creole life in Louisiana.
5.. A Well Spent Life by Les Blank, suggested by filmmaker. Life of
bluesman guitarist Mance Lipscomb. Kurt Vonnegut's fav film.
http://www.lesblank.com/main.html
6.. The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, nominated by Susan Upole.
http://www.theboywhoplaysonthebuddhasofbamiyan.com/
7.. "The Good Woman of Bangkok" (Film / TV, 1991) by Dennis O'Rourke.
Disturbing but important film on poverty: Philip Fryer, Media/Systems
Librarian
Loyola Notre Dame Library
8.. The Harder They Come (about poor country and ghetto youth in Kingston,
Jamaica) - Mike Tribby, Senior Cataloger, Quality Books Inc
9.. Goat Man (about a poor farmer with an affinity for driving
large numbers of goats cross-country). Mike Tribby, Senior Cataloger,
Quality Books Inc
10.. "Mother India" 1957. (India) - Tells the story of a widow struggling
to feed her family
and survive famine and insurmountable debt.- Ameet Doshi
11.. "Apu Trilogy" (especially "Pather Panchali"). 1955-1959. (India)
Follows the life of a young boy and his family as they fight against the
forces of
poverty in India. - Ameet Doshi

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