To Be Released – Spring 2017
Over the course of a year, from 2010 to 2011, The Forgotten International sent Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée C. Byer and videographer George Rosenfeld on a journey to ten countries on four continents to examine and report on how the world’s poor often survive on less than a dollar a day. After Living on a Dollar a Day was published which told the story of what they had found in words and photographs, we began to look at the video footage we had collected over the course of their travels in order to make a documentary about the making of the book, the people they met and the stories they had collected. We also, with the assistance of the actor and activist Pierce Brosnan, created a video in order to raise the funds necessary to create our documentary film.
In making our documentary we were extremely fortunate to have found a talented and generous video editor, Karlo Gharabegian and studio videographer Glenn Shimada to add to the work George Rosenfeld had completed on the ground. Additionally, we thank experts in their respective fields: Dr. Sandra Bacca, Director of About Face: Domestic Violence Intervention Project and Jim Puckett, Director of the Basel Action Network (BAN) for their insight and contributions to our film. As is with our book, the documentary addresses the question of who are the poor, how do they survive, what jobs do they take on, what drives them into poverty and how can we help. This project would not have been possible at all without the help of many donors who believe in the importance of the film. Explore the full trailer below.
The Documentary Trailer: Living on a Dollar a Day