CAA Hosts Viewing of American Winter

November 19, 2013 - The local social service community, CAA and United Way supporters joined Cincinnati native Harry Gantz to see his acclaimed documentary “American Winter” at the Freedom Center on November 13, 2013. In the film, Gantz reveals the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of one of the worst economic crises since the Great Depression, using intimate snapshots of the state of our economy as it is (continues here) playing out in many middle-class American families.
An audience of more than 200 people who gathered to see the film were clearly moved. Here’s just some of what they had to say after the screening:
“Many of our neighbors are suffering and we need to use the power of the vote to get people in office who want to help eliminate poverty.” 
“Those people could be any of us; we need to do more for our community”
“Help is not available on the front end of poverty – they have to be practically homeless to get help.” 
“Political activism is needed.”
“There are more needs than these agencies are able to meet.”

Gantz is traveling the country with his film, in many cases teaming up with Community Action Agencies that are on the front line of poverty in America. In a TV interview earlier that day, Gantz said, “it is important that those who can - give their time and even donate to agencies like CAA to help the growing number of middle-class families needing assistance.”
The American Winter screening was sponsored by United Way of Greater Cincinnati, CCTST Community Engagement Core, CAA Board of Directors, Fifth Third Bank, Eric and Diana Paternoster, Mark and Julie Bissinger, Esq. and General Electric Company.

Watch the trailer: