Everyday Poverty – Life in Bremerhaven Lehe

According to the Debtors’ Atlas, Bremerhaven Lehe is Germany’s poorest district. This documentary asks how people live here. Those who can, move away – or do they? Empty houses, crumbling facades and shuttered doors. Many residents are unemployed and live on Harz IV. But many also feel at home here. They believe in a better future. Author Gregor Eppinger meets Heidi, Andrea and Frank, for whom poverty is part of everyday life, who nevertheless fight and do not give up.

Length:45 Min.
Written and directed by:Gregor Eppinger
Camera:Christiane Schmidt
Editor:David Holfelder
Editorial advisor:Martina Nothhorn
Production:Ulrike Römhild
Producer:Brigitta Schübeler
Executive producer:doc.station GmbH
Filming location:Bremerhaven