A man and a woman voluntarily leave their comfortable lifestyles and surroundings behind for 8 weeks to expose the face of poverty in Canada. They must survive on a monthly budget equivalent to the social assistance allowance for a single person living alone in Quebec. Experts and specially chosen field workers analyse the experiment through scenes documenting the efforts the two volunteers make to find shelter, eat, keep clean, clothe themselves, find a job…and deal with prejudice.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Blimp Télé Inc.
Cast/Participants: Emmanuelle Chapados, Pierre Côté
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