Paycheck to Paycheck: Documentary of Katrina Gilbert

Reported by: Shawn Lanier
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 3/05 5:52 pm
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF-TV) The HBO Documentary focused on a problem many families and one woman in particular have to face around the country.

The film is called Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert.
It tells the story of a 30-year-old Chattanooga mother of three, who works as a nursing assistant and struggles to make ends meet.

But Katrina said she has found a way to deal with the struggle

"I try to give them everything that they need,” said Gilbert. “It's hard, and I put myself on the back burner, but I do it. I get it done."

This film wanted to highlight that Katrina is not alone. The documentary tells the story of many around the country and that’s what HBO producer, Sascha Weiss, wanted.

"Katrina's story is every women's story,” said Weiss. “There are 42 million women in this country who are living in poverty or on the brink."

The Chambliss Center for Children is what guided HBO not only to Chattanooga but also directly to Katrina.

The non-profit helps with early childhood education and has a childcare program. President of the Chambliss Center Phil Acord always felt the center was one of a kind.

"We have known all along that this program here in Chattanooga, Tennessee is very advance and we knew that is was unique," said Acord.

Chattanooga, Katrina and the Chambliss Center were able to provide a backdrop to a nationwide problem, and Katrina hopes the nation feels what she feels when watching it.

"It made me cry, but it makes you laugh, but it makes you cry,” said Gilbert. “So you are going to need some tissues when you watch it.”

It will make its HBO debut on March 17.
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Featured Partners
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.