The Sullivan family emigrates from Ireland to New York City as father Johnny (Paddy Considine) chases his dream of being an actor. Living in a small Hell's Kitchen apartment, the family settles into American life despite their deplorable living conditions. Wife Sarah (Samantha Morton) works at an ice parlor while Johnny looks for work as an actor, both haunted by memories of their dead son, Frankie. Daughter Christie (Sarah Bolger) documents the family's American journey with a video camera.
Every Thursday morning, which gets US a fresh jolt of economic gloom, when the Unemployment figures are published. These are the stories and faces behind the numbers and headlines.
The Corona-Virus outbreak has a devastating effect on the economy of the United States.
The statistics are staggering - But it is a human story behind each of the numbers.
Here are the stories of some of The Americans that have found themselves unexpectedly affected by the pandemic.Keriann Ballanco, 30, of keepers, of Chicago, Illinois, Keriann role in feeding, training and the design of activities for animals
I'm a Primate keeper was involved in the Brookfield Zoo . The Field is super competitive - You need to have a Four -year-based-science degree, and in General, You must have at least three unpaid internships before You get a paid Position , But it is definitely Worth It .
It is the First Time I've been fired. It came as a Shock - zookeeping is in General a safe Job , if You are in, and our supervisor had told us that the keepers were essential workers as The Animals still need daily care. I was furloughed Because I was the lowest person.
It is exhausting, luckily we have our stimulus checks, so that helps. Now I need to decide "which bills can I pay and what I should try to go? Should I pay off my student loans?"First Time in My Life In America , I don't have a Job ,"
I worked for Westside Lexus dealership, maintenance, repairs and replacement of parts, for 11 years. We were furloughed in April, and the Barber is My Wife 's hat, too.
This is the First Time in My Life In America I have no Job . I have a Auto Technician for over 30 years. Two Weeks ago, my supervisor wrote to me to ensure that I was OK, that made me feel better - it showed he still remembered us!Diana Chen (married to Stanley), hair Salon owner, 57, Houston, Texas Salon , comb, hair, and nails in Houston
We have to wait for the retail to open again, But it is complicated Because we can't keep a six-foot distance from customers. We have to wear a mask or face protection, The Number of clients within and disinfect after each client. I think things will not be the same, even after the restrictions are lifted.Rachel Sterner, 35, Stage Manager for Harry Potter and The Cursed child, New York "At The Time , a shutdown of 30 Days seemed unfathomable"
On 12 March, we were told that all Broadway shows would be in the vicinity for 30 Days . At The Time , a switch-off of the 30 Days , just seemed unfathomable. Now I have to work ' m to try, on the one hand, the Hustle and bustle of teaching myself Photoshop and doing some online work.
working in The Theatre means that he is dismissed is not a foreign word - But in General, if You lose a Job , You can get to another project This is Different - it will not work for a long time, especially for new projects. Even if we have a show on half the capacity, Who Knows how long it will take until the tourists come back, and People have the available income for The Theatre ?
I'm happy that my map is great - But I know so many productions, not in the location, the weather, and it's heartbreaking.Daniel victory, 42, bar, owner, New Orleans , Louisiana, Daniel Victory's Bar runs, and has started an online cocktail classes
I live simply, But I have two kids, so it's hard to - I don't have a paycheck in a month and a half. I applied for the stimulus check, But it is still not on my account - I'm not sure why. As soon as it arrives, I'll be spending for Surviving - stuff for The Kids , gas for The Car , and rent.Byron Gomez, 30, a coffee Shop Manager , New Orleans , Louisiana, Byron (right) with his wife Christina and son Odyn
April is the strongest month of the year for The Shop , Spitfire coffee is usually Because of all The Festivals . The margins in the coffee is not amazing, and losing their busiest time of the year, while heading into the slowest time of the year, is pretty Scary .
My Wife and I have started to ask for Unemployment , But we have not closed our Federal stimulus checks received-They used our 2018 tax information so that the cheque went to your bank account. There is nowhere online, or somewhere to call where we can give You the correct information.
We have over $300 in savings - But if we had to touch it, it would go quite fast.
My Wife and I have talked about the "thousand year curse", where everything You take for only. My son is Four - how do You explain to him that The World in which we were teaching him to survive changed already? To benefit, we try to spend time with him, for Now .John Dignan, 52, real Estate Agent , Las Vegas , Nevada "I have left a months worth of savings - I try to stay Positive , But it is Scary ,"
I stepped out of A House , building company, which will go at the beginning of January, it on My Own as a real Estate Agent . I would set aside about six months of savings - But it takes time to build your own company - And Then the outbreak hit. It was definitely not The Best timing.
the People are looking at houses Now . Two People I worked for were not released, so that You can move forward. I also worked with some of the cash to investors, But They Now want to wait until The Crisis is over.
Normally, I would not qualify for Unemployment , But They also passed the Act on the concerns, which helps the self-employed. I applied, But I have not received any money, or my $1,200 stimulus checks. The Phone lines are often busy when You call to get an update.
It is very frustrating, Because You have no control, and no information. You have so much fear of Covid-19, You know, the economy is falling apart, and I don't have much left in savings - Maybe over a month.Dave Giacomin, 48, a yoga studio owner, Maryland Dave Giacomin runs the Yoga studio! and painted a message on his studio window
Our business has come to a complete standstill, apart from Maybe 5% of our revenues, from Zoom business.
We have been for three years - and we never missed a rent up until this month, when we missed a rent of $1,000. We are just our dreams and all our Hard Work has faded - we are Now just burning through our savings.
At the 13. In March, we were told that we would be closed for an indefinite period of time.