Caught in the trap of being poor examined in poverty documentaries
For those who have nothing, they have nothing to lose, so the very poor turn to some of the most hazardous occupations to earn a pittance for survival. For others, being poor means giving up, putting a past life behind them, and relying on their wits to survive on the streets. Similar stories to these are told around the world, from the affluent West to undeveloped Africa. Poverty documentaries investigate how the poorest people must walk on the edge to survive, and how some are lucky to find salvation in some unusual occupations.