Endorsed by Curators:
During National Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week, join Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc. (LARS) and the Friends of the Laurel Library for a screening and discussion of The Line, a groundbreaking documentary chronicling the new faces of poverty in America.
Written and directed by Emmy award-winning producer Linda Midgett, The Line chronicles the veryrealstories of fourreal people struggling withrealpoverty in America today. Youll meet a banker in the suburban Midwest who used to earn six figures a year and now, after the economic collapse, must go to a food bank to feed his three kids; a fisherman on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana who has watched his livelihood and his culture wash away in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and a devastating off-shore oil spill; a blue-collar guy in North Carolina who worked hard his whole life but lost his job, became homeless, and started over as a restaurant bus boy; and a single mom in Chicago who battles daily to ensure that her son is safe, healthy, and has the opportunity to go to college. The idea of the film is simple: People living in and struggling with poverty telling their own stories. They are beautiful, inspiring, challenging, and full of grace. In a word, their stories are powerful. The kind you never forget. The kind that make you not only feel something, but compel you todosomething.