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A Place at the Table

Magnolia Pictures ; Participant Media presents a Catalyst Films/Silverbush production ; produced by Julie Goldman, Ryan Harrington ; produced and directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush
Video; DVD
"Fifty million people in the U.S. - one in four children - don't know where their next meal is coming from. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Siverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three poeple struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides - as they have in the past - that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all"--Container.
Kristi Jacobson; Lori Silverbush
Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Raj Patel.
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84 min.
Awards Note
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival, 2012.
Educational edition
Directors of photography, Daniel B. Gold, Kirsten Johnson ; original music, T. Bone Burnett, The Civil Wars ; editors, Madeleine Gavin, Jean Tsien, A.C.E., Andrea B. Scott ; executive producers, Jeff Skoll, Diane Wyermann, Tom Colicchio, Christina Weiss Lurie, Jeffrey Lurie.
[Sausalito, California] : distributed by Ro*Co Films Educational ; Hunger Documentary, ©2011
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Public performance rights secured. A "public performance" is any performance of a DVD which occurs outside of the home, or at any place where people are gathered who are not family members, such as in a school or library.
1 videodisc (84 min.): sound, color; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC; Region 1.
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