Documentary Review: Living on One Dollar

Typically I let my movie contributor Zach handle all of the movie related reviews.    However as I to love to watch movies and blog I am going to review this documentary.

The premise as taken from the website

Living on One Dollar is a film and journey that follows our own experience living on $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala.


I love documentaries and when I discovered that these guys went to my favorite country in the world I knew I had to watch this film.  It made me cry.  I love my beloved Guatemala, it is truly the country that changed my life in ways that I will ever be able to explain to anyone.   It made me cry because I remember seeing the extreme poverty and this documentary drove it home that it is still a very real issue in many parts of the world.

This is a fantastic documentary where you see just what it is like to live on a dollar a day and support a family something 99.9999 of American’s can’t even fathom yet a vast majority of the world lives this way.  It is a pretty short film but one that if you really let the message sink in you will have a very good understanding of what it is like to live and work in rural Guatemala.

While I only “worked” in rural Guatemala for a short time I did see the extreme poverty it hurts so bad knowing some know real hunger and it can make you question a lot of things, like volun-tourism. Which is why I was in Guatemala.   It makes you question if you can do more, it makes you think of your own countrymen who are starving.  If you see this in real life I don’t know how you can go on living without trying to change.

This was a very well done documentary that I highly recommend you watch.



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