List of Movies - Poverty

  • Amanece En Calcuta
    Documentary about the legacy of Saint Teresa of Calcutta through the testimony of Spanish believers.
    Spain  2021
  • Luzzu
    Jesmark, a Maltese fisherman, contends with a newfound leak in his wooden luzzu boat. Barely getting by, he sees his livelihood—and a family tradition from generations before him—imperiled by diminishing harvests, a ruthless f...
    Malta  2021
  • Hive
    In a tight-knit town in Kosovo, families struggle to make ends meet as they anxiously await news of husbands, fathers, and sons who were ripped away by the war. When Fahrije’s bees stop producing honey, she acquires her driver...
    Kosovo  2021
  • The White Tiger
    This film adaptation of the Man Booker Prize-winning bestseller tells the story of Balram Halwai, a man born to poverty in a village in India, and his epic journey to the top of the heap.
    India  2021
  • Concrete Cowboy
    Based on the award-winning novel by Greg Neri, "Ghetto Cowboy" follows 15-year-old Cole, who’s forced to live with his estranged father Harp (Elba) in North Philadelphia, where, despite the surrounding poverty and viol...
    United States  2020
  • Khorshid
    This is the story of 12-year-old Ali and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. In a turn of events that seems...
    Iran  2020
  • Sous Les Etoiles De Paris
    Christine (Catherine Frot) is homeless in Paris. On a winter night she finds Suli (Mahamadou Yaffa), an 8-year-old Eritrean boy, sobbing in front of her shelter. Bound by their marginal conditions, they embark together on an emoti...
    France  2020
  • The Earth Is Blue As An Orange
    Exquisitely shot and bold in its metastorytelling approach, director Iryna Tsilyk’s documentary follows single mother Anna and her four children as they document their lives under siege in Ukraine. Eldest daughter Mira dreams o...
    Ukraine  2020
  • Acasa - My Home
    For two decades, the Enache family—nine kids and their parents—lived in a shack in the wilderness of Bucharest Delta: an abandoned water reservoir, one of the biggest urban natural reservations in the world, with lakes and hun...
    Romania  2020
  • Charm City Kings
    Fourteen-year-old Mouse (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) desperately wants to join the Midnight Clique, an infamous group of Baltimore dirt-bike riders who rule the summertime streets. His older brother, Stro, was their top rider before h...
    United States  2020
  • Malpaso
    Malpaso is a small town on the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Just out of town, twin boys live with their grandfather. One of the brothers, Braulio, goes to the market with his granddad to sell coal, while the other b...
  • Sense Sostre (sin Techo)
    Juan, a homeless man who mislives selling drawings to tourists, decides to abandon his routine of alcohol and violence in the streets of Barcelona and embark on a superhuman journey to a destination that only he knows.
    Spain  2019
  • The Last Tree
    Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage, enjoys a happy childhood in Lincolnshire, where he is raised by doting foster-mother Mary and surrounded by a tight-knit group of friends—until his real mom reclaims him and deposits him...
    United Kingdom  2019
  • Pahokee
    Four high-school students, Na’Kerria, Jocabed, Junior, and BJ, embark on their senior year in Pahokee, a small Florida town on the shores of Lake Okeechobee. The teens navigate all of the sometimes exciting, sometimes heartbreak...
    United States  2019