Documentary The Best Documentaries About Poverty  

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There are a number of documentaries out there that detail the different aspects and behind the scenes issues about poverty, including homelessness both locally and globally, child rights within foreign countries like India, the decrease of the dollar in America, and water and food shortages as a result of a lack of financial stability in third world countries. What are the best documentaries about the poor? Poverty literally affects every country in the world in one way or another. This list includes films that focus on issues that currently influence parts of the world, as well as documentaries that take a historical approach, such as America’s Great Depression and the lasting effects it had.
 
This list discusses the best documentary films discussing poverty issues, including: It Was a Wonderful Life, American Vagabond, Gulabi Gang, and The End of Poverty? Vote up those you recommend, and please add any that we missed.

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