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American Winter

Joe Gantz, Harry Gantz
Joe Gantz, Harry Gantz

AMERICAN WINTER is a documentary feature film that shines a light on the dramatic personal stories behind the country's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Produced and directed by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz (creators of HBO's Taxicab Confessions), the film presents a powerful portrait of our nation's economic downturn from the point of view of families in financial crisis.Years after the recession began, millions of families are struggling to meet their basic needs, and many formerly middle class families are finding themselves in need of assistance for the first time in their lives. Meanwhile, the social safety net that was created to help people in difficult times has been weakened by massive budget cuts, creating a perfect storm of greater need and fewer resources to help families in trouble.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.

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