Last November, Poor Kids USA premiered on PBS Frontline and generated a huge response. For starters, the film caused quite a stir in the Facebook community — even before it aired! Posts related to the film broke records on Frontline’s Facebook page. Director Jezza Neumann was interviewed on WQPT’s The Cities series, along with Caren Laughlin of the Riverbend Food Bank, to talk about the film and the issues it raises regarding the intersections of poverty and hunger. In February, Producer Lauren Mucciolo was invited to the Little Red Schoolhouse in New York City to speak to the middle schoolers about the making of the film.
The film was rebroadcast on PBS in the Quad Cities in December, and the UK premiere is scheduled on BBC 2’s This World series in the coming weeks!
Meanwhile, producer Lauren Mucciolo is hard at work on her next Frontline film with Mongoose Pictures, which looks at incarceration in America. Production is taking place in Louisville, KY for the next six months, and our goal is to premiere in early 2014. Stay tuned for more information!