Hard Earned, a six-part documentary series for Al Jazeera America, puts aside economic debates and follows five families around the country to find out what it takes to get by on eight, ten or even 15 dollars an hour. The series turns an intimate lens on this group of 21st century American dreamers. They fight against all odds to thrive, when it takes everything they have to simply survive.

Hard Earned Trailer:

Official Hard Earned Websites:
Aljazeera America
Hard Earned at Kartemquin

Recent Media Coverage:
PBS POV Blog: ‘Hard Earned’ Shows the Challenges of Making a Living and a Life
New York Times: ‘Hard Earned’ Documents the Plight of the Working Poor