Welcome to my blog. The purpose is to provide information about the forthcoming documentary film, “Ain’t I a Person”.
During the past quarter century, a myth has developed that poor people are lazy and that providing them with government assistance leads to dependency and a lack of personal responsibility. The reality of life for the poor is very different. For the most part, they are working and struggling to pay the bills. Many work more than one job out of necessity. They are the people we see as cashiers in stores, as receptionists and workers in offices. They are the people who clean buildings, who paint houses, who fix cars, who drive buses, etc.
Our goals with this film project are two-fold: first, to dispel some of the myths that are now rampant about poverty; and, second, to bring a human face back to poverty.