Place at the Table

A Place at the Table

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Director: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush, Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio

Cast: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush, Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio

     
 

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In an era when even many full-time workers rely on soup kitchens for sustenance, filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush take us into the lives of three people who wage a daily struggle against hunger, and speak with various experts about the possibility of ensuring that every American is well

Overview

In an era when even many full-time workers rely on soup kitchens for sustenance, filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush take us into the lives of three people who wage a daily struggle against hunger, and speak with various experts about the possibility of ensuring that every American is well fed. Despite the fact that our nation has the means and resources to feed every hungry mouth, it's estimated that one in four American children doesn't get enough to eat. If we possess the capability to provide these starving children with a nutritious diet but fail to do so, what does that say about us as a society? Barbie is a single mother from Philadelphia who knows how it feels to go to bed hungry. As a young girl she rarely knew where her next meal would come from, and she's determined that her two children will never face that uncertainty. Famished Colorado second-grader Rosie has difficulty concentrating in school and relies on the kindness of others to fill her plate, while Mississippi grade-schooler Tremonica finds her asthma aggravated by the only meals that her mother can afford -- which are decidedly lacking in nutrients. In addition to talking with the people affected by hunger on a daily basis, Jacobson and Silverbush also speak with sociologist Janet Poppendieck, nutrition advocate Marion Nestle, Witness to Hunger's Mariana Chilton, Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, and various others about this widespread problem and the potential solutions.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2013
UPC:
0876964005524
Original Release:
2011
Rating:
PG
Source:
Magnolia
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Time:
1:24:00
Sales rank:
86,299

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Bridges Participant
Tom Colicchio Participant
Raj Patel Participant
Barbie Izquierdo Participant
Ken Cook Participant
James McGovern Participant
Mariana Chilton Participant

Technical Credits
Kristi Jacobson Director,Producer
Lori Silverbush Director,Producer
T-Bone Burnett Score Composer
Tom Colicchio Executive Producer
Never Odd or Even Animator
Madeleine Gavin Editor
Daniel B. Gold Cinematographer
Julie Goldman Producer
Ryan Harrington Producer
Kirsten Johnson Cinematographer
Julie Kohn Associate Producer
Christine Weiss Lurie Executive Producer
Jeffrey Lurie Executive Producer
Andrea B. Scott Associate Producer,Editor
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Jean Tsien Editor
Civil Wars Score Composer
Eve Weinberg Animator
Diane Weyermann Executive Producer

Scene Index

Deleted Scenes; Cast & Crew Interviews; Deleted Interviews; AXS TV: A Look at A Place at the Table; A Good Day; The Full Effect: Plum Organics Mission to Nourish Children Across America; Commentary with Director Kristi Jacobson; Director Lori Silverbush; Tom Colicchio; Theatrical Trailer

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