Why Poverty? is a groundbreaking cross-media event reaching more than 500 million people around the world. TVO is proud to be one of 70 participating broadcasters stimulating national and global debates about poverty in the 21st Century. Learn more →

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Doc Studio: Poverty in 5 Contest

Doc Studio ContestTVO is proud to announce that Ottawa filmmaker Craig Allen Conoley's short film "4 Kids" is the winner of the 2013 TVO Doc Studio Contest. Mixing poetry, performance and documentary, "4 Kids" examines poverty through the prose of Just Jamaal, a spoken-word and hip hop artist from Ottawa. As an early childhood educator, night-shift caretaker, part-time artist and father of four, Jamaal Rogers is a testament to the pride that can exist despite one’s circumstances and the power of art to liberate oneself from those circumstances. Watch the documentary →