Tonight's TV Choice: This WorldBy Hugh Fort
March 06, 2013
This is a heartbreaking look at the plight of children hit by the huge recession in America.
Apparently, there are 16 million children now living in poverty in the US.
16 million, that's an enormous amount.
The documentary maker Jezza Neumann's film takes us around America meeting some of the children affected.
There's Sera, who lives with her mum and sister in a one-roomed flat.
She makes the rather poignant observation that their situation is "not the great American dream".
Far from it.
Also featured is Kayleigh, who helps her mum by going up and down the train tracks finding old cans to recycle.
Yep, you read that right, a ten-year-old collecting cans from a railway line.
It's dangerous, but needs must and the family need to fund their lifestyle of moving from cheap motel to cheap motel.
A lot of people think of America as an indestructible superpower, but this shows it's really not.