The Line documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. They have goals. They have children. They work hard. They are people like you and me.
From Chicago’s suburbs and west side to the Gulf Coast to North Carolina, millions of Americans are struggling every day to make it above The Line. From Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Midgett, The Line is a groundbreaking documentary chronicling the new face of poverty in America. As Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis puts it, “more and more of our friends are in poverty — in the pews, in our workplaces — through no fault of their own, and they are slipping below the poverty level.”
Rev. Julian “J.Kwest” DeShazier lends his hip-hop talent to the production. DeShazier is the senior minister at University Church in Chicago. He is also the preacher for the Sunday morning worship at the 2013 General Assembly in Orlando.
The DVD is available for purchase (or free if you can get five folks together to have a screening). It is sponsored by Sojourners, World Vision, Bread for the World, Oxfam and the Christian Community Development Association.