Sunday, April 26, 2009

Movie about the real lives of poor people!

We always want our children (when we have them) to do better than we have done, while not forgetting where they've come from. I know that Cheri Honkala, founder of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and coordinator of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, is very proud of her son, Mark Webber, an actor turned director who has just made a movie very much based on the lives of poor people in Philadelphia, their trials, and how they organize to fight back. Go, Mark!

I doubt the movie is going to show around here, but I will definitely buy it when it becomes available, and then we'll show it at Arise's office. Here's th trailer and also a short clip about the making of the movie.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I looked it up and the film appears to be a year old, so it may already be available to rent.