A 6-part documentary series for Al Jazeera America that puts aside economic debates and follows five families around the country to find out what it takes to get by on $8, $10 or $15 an hour. The series turns an intimate lens on this group of 21st century American dreamers as they fight against all odds to thrive when it takes everything they have to simply survive. Characters represent geographically and ethnically diverse multigenerational Americans.

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Documentary - Human Stories

Run Time
6 x 60 mins HD

Awards / Festivals

Winner of the 2015 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Awards for “Best Documentary Series”

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