When Did I See You Hungry?
A film by Gerard Straub
Running Time: 37 Min. © 2002
Narrated by Martin Sheen, this film is a photographic meditation on the plight of the poor and our responsibility to help. Gerard Thomas Straub spent months living among the poor and photographing the impoverished sections of 29 cities in nine nations: India, Brazil, Kenya, Jamaica, the Philippines, Mexico, Italy, Canada, and the US. The photographs, which document the life of the poorest of the poor, including a leper colony in Brazil, are instruments of contemplation, and allow us to see more closely things we know about but are not attentive to. More than just capturing the agony of life in the slums, Gerry’s photographs reveal the hidden humanity of the poor, their spirit of joy, and their will to survive.
“A beautiful and wrenching meditation on the poor…comprised of Straub’s 250 striking and very intimate black-and-white photographs and his compelling words.” Helene Slesserav-Jamir, Sojourners Magazine