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Living on One Dollar (2013)

An award-winning film that has been called "A Must Watch" by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of The Hunger Games, Gary Ross. Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four ... See full summary »

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Zach Ingrasci (co-director), Sean Leonard (co-director) | 1 more credit »
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Chris Temple ... Self - Filmmaker
Zach Ingrasci ... Self - Filmmaker
Sean Leonard Sean Leonard ... Self - Filmmaker
Ryan Christoffersen Ryan Christoffersen ... Self - Filmmaker
Anthony Solaris Anthony Solaris ... Self - Guatemalan
Rosa Solaris Rosa Solaris ... Self - Guatemalan
Rosa Coj Bocel Rosa Coj Bocel ... Self - Guatemalan
Chino Coj Chino Coj ... Self - Guatemalan
Victor Coj Victor Coj ... Self - Guatemalan
Julio Coj Julio Coj ... Self - Guatemalan
Estella Coj Estella Coj ... Self - Guatemalan
Carlos Carlos ... Self - Guatemalan
Jose Enrico Jose Enrico ... Self - Guatemalan
Dona Maria Dona Maria ... Self - Guatemalan
Don Augustine Don Augustine ... Self - Guatemalan
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An award-winning film that has been called "A Must Watch" by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of The Hunger Games, Gary Ross. Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four friends as they set out to live on just $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala. They battle hunger, parasites, and extreme financial stress as they attempt to survive life on the edge. An unimaginable reality for most young Americans, the challenges they face are real and plague over 1.1 billion people around the world. While the friends quickly learn there are no easy answers, the generosity and strength of Rosa, a 20 year old woman, and Chino, a 12 year old boy, give them resilient hope that there are effective ways to make a difference. Written by Anonymous

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Just Screams Fake to Me
28 December 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Living on One Dollar (2013)

** (out of 4)

Four friends traveled to a rural part of Guatemala where they try to survive on what's basically less than one dollar. The extreme poverty of the area is the main focus of this documentary.

I'm sure everyone involved with this documentary had great intentions but the end result just didn't really work with me. I couldn't help but feel that this film was done by privileged people with money who wanted to go shine a light on poor people. I'm sorry but I just never felt like I was watching something real and instead it just seemed too hokey and fake.

Perhaps I'm 100% wrong. Heck, I might be since I've never been to this location or worked with any of these people. With that said, if what I was watching was real then it just didn't come across that way on screen. The film really did seem to be scripted as we get the good stuff, we get the drama, we get the downfall, we get the miracle that saves the day, we get another tragedy and then the happy ending. It just never did work with me.


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13 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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