A Place At The Table

49 million people in the U.S. - one in four children - don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people for who are 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 second-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. 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 (R)-winning actor Jeff Bridges. Ultimately, Finding North 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.

 

 

"A shocking indictment of how people are starving in the land of plenty ..." - Linda Barnard, TORONTO STAR

"You don't have to be a fan of info-graphics in social-justice docs to be troubled by one showing that the price of processed food has decreased in almost exact proportion to the rise in cost of fresh fruits and vegetables." - Lisa Kennedy, DENVER POST

"Hunger in America is not about a shortage of food but an abundance of poverty. " - Rick Groen, THE GLOBE AND MAIL

 

2012 / USA / Colour / English / 1.78 widescreen anamorphic presentation / Dolby Digital 5.1 / 84 minutes

AVAILABLE IN BLURAY and DVD

 

Director: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush

From the Producers that brought you FOOD INC. and AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Cast & Crew Interviews
  • Deleted Interviews
  • AXS TV: A Look at A PLACE AT THE TABLE
  • The Full Effect: Plum Organics Mission to Nourish Children Across America
  • Commentary by Director Kristi Jacobson, Director Lori Silverbush and Tom Colicchio
  • Theatrical trailer

 

Product Number: 10551