…beating The Apprentice no less Heres a selection of great press about the film:
Dispatches – Breadline Kids screened in the UK at 7:30 pm on Monday the 9th June, and by 8pm was trending #2 on Twitter. Tweets were overwhelmingly positive towards the characters in the film, and angry towards government inaction.
“If Benefits Street was a view of our social security system from Peter Hitchens and UKIP, then Breadline Kids was the reply from the soul of Polly Toynbee and the Church of England, and was consequently much nicer, more thoughtful, humane and moving”
AA Gill – Sunday Times
“The gruelling Breadline Kids highlighted the patronising fatuity of modern political slogans.”
Michael Deacon – Sunday Telegraph
“Watching hungry kids is an ugly form of entertainment”
Zoe Williams – The Guardian
“compelling, distressing, frustrating viewing”
“Becky reveals the conditions she. her little sister Rosie and their mum have to endure. ”
Rob Leigh – Daily Mirror
“impressively unsentimental… … the children are, without exception, charming, worried, clever, insightful and jaded, and tired of not getting a fair chance In a society that often claims to be a meritocracy.”
“the children themselves describe – with a total lack of self-pity – what it feels like living in Britain in 2014 without enough to eat”
David Chater – The Times
“This is another hard-hitting Dispatches”
“”Putting food on the table” is one way of saying “earning money” but this Dispatches takes the phrase literally.”
“a heart-breaking film, especially when the children, burdened with adult concerns about money, discuss their pressured lives and hopes for the future.”
Ian Sinclair – Morning Star
Very pleased to announce that America’s Poor Kids has won an RTS award in the Photography – Documentary/Factual & Non Drama category.
Directed by Jezza Neumann, America’s Poor Kids, True Vision Productions/BBC This World for BBC Two
“An intuitively shot documentary highlighting the understanding between the crew and the families, with a great eye for detail and composition resulting in some highly emotive images.”
We beat some very stiff competition, including the “Africa” Camera Team, Africa, BBC Television. Cheers!