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Vac Verikaitis catalogs his own personal descent from globe trotting television producer to another face in the line up for a meal at a Toronto shelter. Today, alone and living on disability Vac is wracked by a depression so severe that getting out of bed is a daily battle. This is an intimate and painful effort to share his own story and perhaps connect audiences to the reality of a life in poverty.
Published on: October 16, 2012 | 
Length: 4:56 | 
Views: 14873
 |  This video is available until: October 16, 2037
 

Why Poverty Ontario Short Documentaries

In observance of United Nations' International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17th 2012, TVO launches its multi-platform Why Poverty? campaign. TVO investigates poverty both globally and locally through documentaries, short films, a dedicated website, in-community events and on social media platforms as part of a groundbreaking, worldwide initiative. This series contains several short-form documentaries from Ontario.