Living On One Dollar

Living on One Dollar is an award-winning documentary following four friends as they live on less than $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala. They battle hunger, parasites, and the realization that there are no easy answers. But they’re inspired by the generosity and strength of people they meet in the village. Meeting Rosa, her husband Anthony, and 12-year-old Chino gives the group hope that there are still ways to make a difference.


Peña Blanca, Guatemala




Directors: Sean Kusanagi, Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci, & Ryan Christoffersen

Editors: Sean Kusanagi

Executive Producers: David Doss, Mike Lang, Jeff Klein

Distributor: Gravitas Ventures


Living on One Dollar was featured on the homepage banner of Netflix and has been covered by Variety, BBC, and CBS This Morning. It has raised over $1.5M for the community of Peña Blanca, Guatemala. This money has:

  • Built & sponsored the community’s first preschool.
  • Provided 1,700 small business loans to female entrepreneurs.
  • Funded scholarships for the first four women in the community, including Rosa, to go to university.

A must watch film that provides a unique look into life in extreme poverty.

Nobel Laureatte Muhammad Yunus

This is, amazingly, a hopeful film. It's moving, inspiring and important.

The Hunger Games Director Gary Ross