New film explores poverty in Vermont

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It’s usually around this time of year that we hear stories about people in Vermont struggling with hunger and poverty.

But the problem exists year-round, and to bring it into focus the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger releases a new movie called "Every Child, Every Day."

In it, Vermonters like this woman, share their stories:

"As of right now, I think I have like, eight dollars and some change left on my card in order to get me through the next week. And luckily, school starts next week, so (laughs) I can get bread and milk and whatnot. Stuff I need just to last me until the end of next week."

Jim Ritvo of 132 Main Productions interviews the Vermonters we meet in "Every Child, Every Day." We spoke with him about the film and how he and director/editor Dave Raizman got involved with the project:

Click on "Listen" above to hear the interview.

"Every Child, Every Day" will premier on Thursday, November 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington.




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