Poor rich Germany Ilka visited Bessin people in poverty

Poverty has many faces

Unemployment, old – age and child poverty, homelessness – the new documentary series shows how the lives of people on the margins of the subsistence minimum looks like. Ilka Bessin was in front of her stage career as a ‘Cindy aus Marzahn’ self-unemployed for years. You want to give the people a voice that otherwise find no hearing and about the sometimes dramatic consequences of poverty in our country, to enlighten. In each episode she visits a German city, from Tuesday, 17. July at 22:15.

Poverty has many faces: There’s the single mother, the need to turn over every penny three times. The retired couple who could afford 60 years of marriage, never a vacation. Or the 19-Year-old, who was kicked out by her parents out of the house, now alone on the road by must hit. Ilka Bessin in your new series of people like this and are immersed in their challenging daily life. It takes a lot of time for your meetings. Thus, trust arises. In insightful discussions, insights are possible that go under the skin .

Ilka Bessin, the issue of poverty is due to their own past, especially on the heart. The 46-Year-old was in front of her stage career as a ‘Cindy aus Marzahn’ self-unemployed for years. You want to give the people a voice that otherwise find no hearing. In each episode she visits a different city in Germany, about the dramatic consequences of poverty in our country, to educate. In Gelsenkirchen, Leipzig, Munich and Berlin, she meets people who are affected in different ways by poverty .

Ilka Bessin visited "Spatzerl" in Munich

To, among other things, the homeless, Tina, most of your friends and Munich-based social workers lovingly "Spatzerl" is called . "Spatzerl" Is 59 years old and has lived for 20 years on the road. As a young girl she learned the housekeeper and later trained as a masseuse completed. Later, they landed by a failed marriage, the loss of a job, loss of apartment and alcohol problems on the road. "This is an avalanche that you can’t stop at some point ", she says .

After two Entzügen and a temporary stay in a refugee accommodation is now trying to lead a ‘normal’ life. You will be happy that you may soon move into an apartment, she has to get in the frame of a program for homeless women. In addition, they met with a homeless man well-Known a dream: she has long saved on a Bayern-Ticket and for the first Time in ten years in the mountains. "This is for the soul", she says, and ate a tear.

At the end of each episode, Ilka Bessin invites the people she has met, to a shared meal. The skilled cook thanks to your way that you could be a guest in the lives of the people .

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