Series: The Other America (5)

5 x 25 minute documentary series produced for the BBC

Living in the shadow of the world’s largest economy has not worked out well for Latin America’s poor. Three hundred million can’t meet their basic needs and they live in some of the most unequal countries in the world. But is there a change under way? Is the continent coping with globalisation? How is big business changing the lives of the poor? What is the impact of more than twenty million Hispanics working in the US? Is massive democratic change in Bolivia the key – or new property rights for the poor in Peru? Can wages be raised from two dollars a day to eight? We talk to workers, farmers and the heads of corporations, to award-winning writers and thinkers to understand the “The Other America”.

Films in the series