Homeless at Walmart

In 2014 a team of documentary filmmakers looked into the unique form of poverty in the United States. It looks at homeless people who sleep in their cars in Walmart parking lots. Walmart is a chain of stores run by one of the world’s richest families, the Walton family.

What I found remarkable about this documentary is that the people who are telling their stories here do not match the stereotype of the homeless in the United States. These are not the urban poor that we usually think of when we think of homeless people in places like New York City or Los Angeles.

This video is valuable if you are learning English because the stories are short, interesting, and you will hear a mixture of American English as the subjects tell their story and Australian English as the filmmakers do voice-overs.

A full transcript is provided to assist you in understanding.


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