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Documentary film-maker James Cohen is fed up with programmes like Benefits Street, Britain's Hardest Grafter,  Skint and Nick and Margaret: We all pay your benefits. These programmes show poor and disadvantaged people as stereotypical "characters" and are more about entertainment than showing a true picture of Britain's poorest people.

James, who has already made several award-winning documentaries, has been invited to make a one-hour documentary for the Channel 5 series Through a Child's Eyes. He will be creating a sympathetic portrait of three different families struggling to make ends meet, largely told from the perspective of the children.

Contact James directly during June 2015 if you have a child aged 8-13 and would like to find out more about getting involved.

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