America’s Broken Dreams: The New American Poor – The Middle Class

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Lose your job in Australia and there’s a good chance there will be a safety net to catch you. The Newstart allowance, Medicare benefits, along with other programs provide help. But it’s a very different story in the United States.

It may be the wealthiest country in the world but as documentary maker Philippe Levasseur shows in America’s Broken Dreams, when you lose your job in the US there is very little to protect you. In 2008 the global financial crisis hit the poor first, but now America’s middle class is being devastated.

Larry, 52, used to manage a large customer service department. But two years ago he lost his job and house. Today he lives in a motel room with his wife and two children and scrapes by on $820 dollars a month, welcoming tourists to Disney World. After he has paid the motel fees, he’s left with just $70 a week for food and other necessities.

Terry used to be a sales manager and enjoyed a good life until he was made redundant. He ended up roaming from motel to motel in Florida in his car and eventually was judged ‘economically incapable’ of raising his six children. The three eldest were placed in foster care.

There are currently 1,800 children growing up in the motels around Disney World. They move from school to school as their parents are forced to find cheaper accommodation.

Amber and Daniel are married but are forced to live on different sides of the United States. Why? It’s the only way they can honestly make enough money to stop themselves and their children going hungry.

Three unique stories, but all have one thing in common: they are America’s new poor, who struggle for work but can barely survive.

Filmmaker Philippe Levasseur takes his camera into car parks, trailer homes and motels across the country as middle class families try to regain the American dream. What he found is simply shocking.

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Default: The Student Loan Documentary

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2011 – Default: the Student Loan Documentary chronicles the stories of borrowers from different backgrounds affected by the student lending industry and their struggles to change the system. No matter when their loans were taken, many borrowers find themselves in a paralyzing predicament of repaying two, three or multiple times the original amount borrowed, with no bankruptcy protection, no cap on fees and penalties and no recourse to the law. The consequences are dire, with stories of borrowers in financial and emotional ruin.

 

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Christian Zionism: The Tragedy and the Turning (Full Version)

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We Hold These Truths has released its 2013, 32 minute documentary about Christian Zionism. It is a “must see” to understand why Christian Zionists (Judeo-Christians, Dispensationalists) support war in the Middle East to protect Israel. Find out how Cyrus I. Scofield’s reference Bible was used to promote Christian Zionism throughout evangelical seminaries and into evangelical churches for over a hundred years. For updates on Christian Zionism, visit their website: whtt.org

 

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Humans Need Not Apply

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A scary and apparently realistic look at the future of robotics and the effect of machines on human employment. Machines are already capable of learning and mastering human tasks we once thought impossible. Will modern machinery and computing put most of us out of work?

 

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Your Social Security – 1950s Social Welfare Documentary

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An interesting propaganda flashback to the 1950s. Notice they say “your contributions will be held in trust” by the government. So where are the funds now? And what happened to the employer contributions? Why aren’t we getting paid those when we retire? It appears from this film that many more jobs were exempt from Social Security. Imagine only having to pay 1.5% of your income to Social Security!

 

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Israeli Genocide in Gaza

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August 2014 – A documentary by David Duke on the current genocide in Gaza.

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Gaza’s Property Ladder

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This is a 2013 independent film about the strange property market in Gaza – one in which real estate is valued partially on its likelihood of being bombed by Israel.

 

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Site Update – Broken Video Links Help!

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Thanks to everyone who commented and emailed about wanting to keep the site up and running. We had to many offers to reply to them all. We have found someone who will help with the site, so we’re staying online!

If we could ask for our readers’/viewers’ assistance, please post a link in the comments here to to the page of any videos on UD that are down and a link to the new embeddable video so that we can have our new admin get it updated. Thanks to everyone, that would be a huge help! He’s also looking for any good documentaries out there that we may have missed – please send your suggestions!

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Richard Gage on CSPAN – Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth

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Richard Gage appeared on CSPAN’s Washington Journal on 8/1/2014.
 

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UD is For Sale / Will Go Offline

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Personal circumstances no longer afford us the time to work on this site, so we’re putting it up for sale or if a buyer can’t be found, it will go offline. It’s making a little bit of money and has some decent links in with over 3,000 Facebook followers.

We would entertain giving the site away given the right people and the right situation. admin@undergrounddocumentaries.com

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Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve

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What is the Federal Reserve system? How did it come into existence? Is it part of the federal government? How does it create money? Why is the public kept in the dark about these important matters? In this feature-length documentary film, The Corbett Report explores these important question and pulls back the curtain on America’s central bank.

 

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