A Place at the Table | 2013

Documentary, Political
This look at the growing hunger crisis in America explores if a return to policies of the 1970s could save our future.
Writers: N/A
Awards: 1 nomination | full awards »

Cast

... Himself

Actor

... Himself

Actor

Synopsis

Forty-nine million people in the U.S., which includes one out of four children, don't know where their next meal is coming from. The films examines this issue through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger's Mariana Chilton, Top Chef's Tom Colicchio and Oscar®-winning actor Jeff Bridges.

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