I only just found out about this new series airing on Al Jazeera America, titled "Hard Earned," from Kartemquin Films, the producers of several films we’ve covered on this blog, like "Hoop Dreams,” “The Interrupters,” “The Trials of Muhammad Ali,” and “Life Itself.”
"Hard Earned" is described as "a provocative and in-depth look at the lives of five working-class American families."
Further… "In six one-hour episodes, Al Jazeera America follows the families both at work and at home, as they juggle the rising costs of housing, education, food, medical bills and more – all while working low-wage jobs. As widening economic inequality and the wealth gap continue to increase in the U.S., can these lower-income families get ahead? How are wage stagnation, student loan debt and demographic shifts in the workforce contributing to financial instability for many Americans?"
Certainly realities that I think a many of us recognize.
The six-part series kicked off on May 3rd, and airs on Sundays at 10pm ET.
"Hard Earned" is available exclusively on Al Jazeera America, which you’ll find on DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, Xfinity, Verizon FiOS, Time Warner, Dish, and Bright House Networks. Check your local listings or to request AJAM from your TV provider, here: http://america.aljazeera.com/tools/getajam.html.
Watch a trailer below: