Down and Out in America
Down and Out in America

Release Date

Dec 01, 1986

1986

Down and Out in America

Documentary

Directors:

Writers:

Synopsis

Three sectors of American society hit by recession in the mid-1980s: heartland farms, factory workers out of a job, and the new homeless. In Minnesota, 250 family farms are being repossesed each week; men and women talk about their farms, the nature of their bank loans, the onslaught of corporate farming, and their sorrow and despair. In cities where 3,500 jobs per day go overseas, unemployed workers contemplate their options. The newly homeless talk about the jobs they've lost, "Justice Ville" in Los Angeles (bulldozed by court order), and squatting in New York's abandoned buildings. A family living in a welfare hotel tells their story.

Cast

Cast Info Not Available

Related Movies

Videos

No Videos Available

News & Reviews

Black Panther Review (Spoiler-Free)

Black Panther Review (Spoiler-Free)

Feb 16, 2018

Black Panther is a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and it is the eighteenth film in the Marvel... Read more

Lies We Tell | Movie Review

Lies We Tell | Movie Review

Feb 15, 2018

Would your mate get rid of your porn collection if you died suddenly? If no, are you really friends with the right people?

When his billionaire... Read more

The 15:17 to Paris Review

The 15:17 to Paris Review

Feb 14, 2018

The 15:17 to Paris is a biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood that was based on the autobiography The 15:17 to Paris: The True... Read more

Early Man Review

Early Man Review

Feb 12, 2018

Early Man is a stop-motion animated comedy film directed by Nick Park, written by Mark Burton and James Higginson starring the voices of Eddie Redmayne,... Read more