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[ Clicking ] You guys want to eat eggs?
You got food?
Filming. My name is Chris, and I
grew up just outside of New York City.
mine from Seattle. We've grown up with very
similar lives. These are the
houses we were born in...
Our families... the awkward
The sports we played... and these
are the things we did for fun...
[ Atm whirring ] [ Horns
honking ] [ Atm beeping ]
This is chino. He is 12 years old and
How can we begin to understand
food, and poor shelter? And just like chino,
Zach and I study international
development in school, but there are some
things that a textbook just can't answer.
living on only one dollar a day in a rural
Guatemalan village -- in
Okay. Bye, mom. I love you.
from this reality, I can't really say I have any
I love you. I love you, too.
I'll see you.
And setting out to better
understand the reality of extreme
poverty firsthand. Let's do this.
[ High-pitched voice ] Hello!
Guatemala city with a six-hour ride
areas of Guatemala, 7 out of 10 people
Well, I think we've got a
boundary of, like, a big rock right here,
so this might have to be our edge.
Sweet. Maybe it can
be chipped away. Yeah.
Okay. Why is it
going out like that?
You're pulling it too hard.
Pulling it too hard? No.
[ Chuckling ] Sadness. Right.
We're getting everything...
[ Both laugh ] Oh, God.
this is so one of those ideas
Well we're here...
Audio recording. Filming, filming.
[ Chuckles ]
[ Sighs ] [
Chuckles ] Well...
[ All chuckle ] We're here in the
rural highlands, in the small village
people living here, most of whom are
Mayan. Most of the people only
Kaqchikel, and it was impossible to learn.
reality of poverty, so we're replicating a
trip is one dollar a day each, for 56
making our income unpredictable.
This way, we do not know when
we'll get paid. We're doing this because
many of our neighbors are employed
informally as day laborers or farmers, so
they never know when they'll get paid or how
much they'll make. We're simulating this
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