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Hard Earned

Brad was one of five directors contributing to “Hard Earned,” produced by Kartemquin Films for Al Jazeera America. In six one-hour episodes, the series follows families both at work and at home, as they juggle the rising costs of housing, education, food, medical bills and more – all while working low-wage jobs.  As widening economic inequality and the wealth gap continue to increase in the U.S., can these lower-income families get ahead?  How are wage stagnation, student loan debt and demographic shifts in the workforce contributing to financial instability for many Americans? Hard Earned won a Dupont and was nominated for best series at the International Documentary Association Awards.

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