Spun Gold has been commissioned by Channel 5 to produce Poverty: Through A Child’s Eyes, a gripping 1×60’ documentary, which investigates the social issue of poverty affecting millions of British families.
Told in first person and solely from the perspective of three children aged between eight and eleven, the documentary looks at how their families cope with day to day life under challenging circumstances and financial hardship.The children provide viewers with an intimate account of how their difficult circumstances place enormous pressure on their home and school life, friendships and life ambitions.
Using video diaries, the young narrators record their emotions and experiences with heart breaking honesty, detailing what it’s like to go without dinner, to go through rubbish bins in back alleys to decorate their bedroom and live in a damp house with no working boiler. The result of their revelations is an emotionally charged programme that offers unique insight into one of the most pressing social issues facing modern day Britain.
Poverty: Through A Child’s Eyes airs on Channel 5 at 10pm on Wednesday 26th November 2014 and follows Spun Gold’s powerful 12 Years Old and Caring for Mum: Through a Child’s Eyes, which aired earlier this year on Channel 5.