Thursday, October 9, 2014

UIS War on Poverty Forum hosts screening of documentary film "American Winter"

The University of Illinois Springfield, in collaboration with the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies, continues its focus on poverty in the U.S. with a documentary feature film titled American Winter on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library.

Produced and directed by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Joe and Harry Gantz, American Winter is a documentary film that follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Filmed over the course of one winter in Portland, Oregon, American Winter presents an intimate and emotionally evocative snapshot of the state of our economy as it is playing out in many American Families.

The subtitle reads, “In the richest country on earth, millions of families have been left out in the cold.”

The film screening is the second part of a War on Poverty Forum series which will also feature a War of Poverty Panel Discussion on Nov. 12.

For more information, contact Lorena Johnson, program director in the UIS Institute for Legal and Policy Studies, at 217/206-6079 or

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