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Author: Emily AbtValentina RuizTeresa DiehlAbigail PerezIyoka RiveraAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Filmakers Library, [2003?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is welfare reform working? This troubling documentary is the story of four women struggling against enormous odds to raise themselves out of poverty. It is also an in-depth look at the street-level impact of the Personal Responsibility Act, just as the Act's five-year limit on public assistance goes into effect for the first time.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Case studies
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Abt; Valentina Ruiz; Teresa Diehl; Abigail Perez; Iyoka Rivera; Louis Rivera; Pureland Pictures.; Filmakers Library, inc.
OCLC Number: 77552045
Notes: Also available in a 54 min. version.
Originally produced in 2001.
Credits: Co-producer, Yoruba Richen ; cinematographer, Eliot Ferguson ; editor, Geeta Gandbhir.
Performer(s): Participants: Valentina Ruiz, Teresa Diehl, Abigail Perez, Iyoka and Louis Rivera.
Description: 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Other Titles: Life after welfare
Responsibility: a film by Emily Abt ; Pureland Pictures ; producer and director, Emily Abt.

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Is welfare reform working? This troubling documentary is the story of four women struggling against enormous odds to raise themselves out of poverty. It is also an in-depth look at the street-level impact of the Personal Responsibility Act, just as the Act's five-year limit on public assistance goes into effect for the first time.

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