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Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 March 2014 (USA)
PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK: THE LIFE & TIMES OF KATRINA GILBERT tells the moving story of a year in the life of one mother whose daily struggles illuminate the challenges faced by more than 42 ... See full summary »

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Shari Cookson, Nick Doob
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PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK: THE LIFE & TIMES OF KATRINA GILBERT tells the moving story of a year in the life of one mother whose daily struggles illuminate the challenges faced by more than 42 million American women and the 28 million children who depend on them. The film is the unvarnished account of a single mom struggling to get ahead, but constantly getting knocked back by a system that almost seems designed to see her fail. Written by Anonymous

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English

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17 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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Cheque por cheque: la vida y momentos de Katrina Gilbert See more »

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Mackerel Sky Films See more »
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Moving and powerful
17 August 2014 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

Touching and powerful documentary, that gains much from it's plain, heartfelt telling.

One year in the life of one of America's working poor. People who have jobs, sometimes more than one, or lose them and desperately want to make a life, but can't seem to get a break. It would be hard to imagine even the most hard hearted call Ms. Gilbert a 'taker' -- watching her struggle to do the best she can for her three children while earning $9.49 a hour. She works as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a nursing home, a job that demands expertise both human and medical. Yet she earns too little to be able to do anything but barely scrape by.

A stinging and powerful rebuke to those who feel the poor somehow deserve their fate, the film does so much by letting us get to know one woman and her story, instead of only trying to paint a huge canvas to tackle one of the most important crises facing our nation.


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