Working poor

Refernces to the “working poor” appear in the media with increasing frequency, usually accompanied by figures to prove someone’s point and much finger pointing. But what kinds of hard-luck stories hide behind these statistics? With a series of portraits the TV-documentary "working poor" sheds light on the hidden poverty of the “precariously employed” in Switzerland. Many of us may not know anyone in that situation but there are plenty of people who don’t have enough to live on even though they work full time. How do these people cope in daily life if they never have enough money to pay all the bills? What do they do in their spare time? Do they go to the movies, can they afford to go away for the holidays? How do these women and men deal with our consumer society if they never have money in their pockets?


Gabriele Schärer


Gabriele Schärer




Theres Scherer-Kollbrunner

Year of production: 

Sunny Side of the Doc Marseille, 2003
Solothurner Filmtage 2004


tv-documentary 52'

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