In the world the gap between the rich and poor is growing ever wider. The country's impoverished children are the most vulnerable victims of this divide. These Poor Kids profiles the daily lives and observations of a handful of these children, and sheds light on an escalating epidemic of poverty that afflicts 3.5 million more kids just like them.
Much less invest in the kind of recreational activities that every child craves and thrives upon. In place of jungle gyms and swimming pools, these children are forced to invent their own games of play in frequently in abandoned buildings and other unsafe areas. They live in some of the more than 1 million houses in the country that are considered unfit for occupancy. These mold-infested living quarters leave them susceptible to skin infections, respiratory issues, and an assortment of chronic illnesses.
some countries are undergoing a severe economic crisis where jobs are increasingly scarce. The filmmakers embed themselves in some of the hardest hit communities, and focus their cameras exclusively on the children who are most severely impacted by this distressing reality.