More and more documentaries about the fallout of the "Great Recession" are now surfacing. "American Winter" is a HBO documentary that "follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression."
The following synopsis comes directly from the film's website:
"Working together with the nonprofit organization 211info in Portland, the filmmakers were given full access to monitor and record calls from distressed families who were calling 211’s emergency hotline in search of help. They then began following the stories of some of these callers in more depth over several months. The film follows multiple families in their daily struggle to keep their heads above water, while facing overwhelming challenges and dwindling resources available to help them, creating a powerful firsthand view of Americans caught in today’s financial undertow."