With No One To Help Us (1961)
With No One To Help Us (1961) by Business & Technology Academy
A low-key, straightforward piece about the attempts of poor black neighborhood women on welfare to organize a buying club, due to overpricing of items to welfare recipients. This film is basically a long video showing some of the group's meetings and discussions. Does not appear to have been scripted. Narration is by one of the women on the committee. Seems vaguely sanitized, but when the black women enter a warehouse staffed by largely white men you can feel a subtle hint of tension. Hints of resistance and resentfulness on the parts of the store owners to the strange idea of bulk buying. The film ends on a sentimental note with images of children, and a voiceover hoping that children do not end up in poverty and having to collect welfare in the future.
via YouTube https://youtu.be/iwY-3UBmehc
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