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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Temple Chris Temple ... Himself - Filmmaker
Zach Ingrasci Zach Ingrasci ... Himself - Filmmaker
Sean Leonard Sean Leonard ... Himself - Filmmaker
Ryan Christoffersen Ryan Christoffersen ... Himself - Filmmaker
Anthony Solaris Anthony Solaris ... Himself - Guatemalan
Rosa Solaris Rosa Solaris ... Herself - Guatemalan
Rosa Coj Bocel Rosa Coj Bocel ... Herself - Guatemalan
Chino Coj Chino Coj ... Himself - Guatemalan
Victor Coj Victor Coj ... Himself - Guatemalan
Julio Coj Julio Coj ... Himself - Guatemalan
Estella Coj Estella Coj ... Herself - Guatemalan
Carlos Carlos ... Himself - Guatemalan
Jose Enrico Jose Enrico ... Himself - Guatemalan
Dona Maria Dona Maria ... Herself - Guatemalan
Don Augustine Don Augustine ... Himself - Guatemalan


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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Eazt the Watermelon, Spit out the Seeds
30 November 2015 | by clacuraSee all my reviews

You can take this for what it's worth. Some of the IMDb critics make good points, some just reveal their inner hang-ups. Yes, two college kids decide to "go for it" in a poor land. Good for them. Yes, they did not work but made a budget to simulate life in poverty on a buck a day. I also felt like they had a cushion called a bank account. They at least strove for integrity with the paper number each day.

This did lack depth of character. They discussed these people had much more going than what the surface showed, but did not go there. Mistake. They are college kids, not Spielberg! If you take what they gave us, work with it. They at least did something and need credit for that! Bottom line is those in the States are like the frog in water. We are boiled to death in Western culture and those in "poverty" have far greater riches which should have been the focus.

Relationships are more solid over there. Male-female roles not confusing. Walk by faith a daily occurrence. When you have little, people are what matters. We have lost most of this in the USA. People are so consumed in their own lives (technology has made life worse relationally) that they do not trust anyone and live shallow, desperate lives by being busy to drown out the loneliness. When life crashes in, who do you call? We call 9-11, they call each other. Don't get me wrong, we are blessed, but we don't need each other anymore like they do.

So who truly is more rich?

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