Watch Weirton, WV Documentary

Watch Weirton, WV Documentary

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Over 50 and Out of Work


#1 Aug 14, 2011
Watch our short documentary on Weirton, WV. Learn what's happening to manufacturing jobs in the US.

We hope you enjoy it and look forward to hearing your feedback on the Comments page.

Boomers, who are beginning to turn 65 this year, were born into a postwar era of prosperity and optimism. The Great Recession upset the expectations held by many members of this iconic generation. Today’s unemployed boomers anticipate living longer than prior generations, but are not well prepared to do so. As their needs are escalating, government at all levels is cutting back on programs and services to reduce budget deficits, while globalization races ahead. The plight of those who are Over 50 and Out of Work is shaping the lives of their children and grandchildren, as well as the promise of the American dream. Are we entering an era of diminishing expectations for future U.S. generations?

The team behind Over 50 and Out of Work is beginning production this month on a documentary film exploring the themes and conflicts illuminated in the 100 Stories. Focusing specifically on three interviewees, the film will present the story of being Over 50 and Out of Work in a more dramatic framework and make it available to a wider audience. Please stay tuned for more updates and videos as we get underway!
Over 50 and Out of Work

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#2 Aug 16, 2011

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