A Place at the Table

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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...
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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.
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Special Features

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 and Tom Colicchio; Theatrical Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2013
  • UPC: 876964005517
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: Magnolia
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,540

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
The Civil Wars Score Composer
Eve Weinberg Animator
Diane Weyermann Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Place at the Table
1. Collbran, Co [7:53]
2. Ashamed [5:15]
3. Subsidize [6:22]
4. Food Desert [5:27]
5. Millions Hungry [4:18]
6. Classroom Impact [6:59]
7. Child Nutrition Act [7:32]
8. Living Hungry [4:47]
9. Food Bank Needs [9:52]
10. Cost Of Hunger [11:39]
11. Love Hate Relationship [9:54]
12. End Credits [4:13]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Place at the Table
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         Commentary With Director Kristi Jacobson, Director Lori Silverbush and Tom Colicchio: On
         Commentary With Director Kristi Jacobson, Director Lori Silverbush and Tom Colicchio: Off
      Deleted Scenes
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            Extended WHYY Radio Show With Barbie And Mariana
            Barbie Performs At The Moth In NYC
            Joel Long Goes Elk Hunting
            Rosie Gives A Tour Of Her "Pet Cemetery"
      Deleted Interviews
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            Jeff Bridges
            Tom Colicchio
            Adam Appelhanz
      Cast & Crew Interviews
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            Tom Colicchio
            Kristi Jacobson
            Lori Silverbush
      AXS TV: A Look at A Place At The Table
      A Good Day
      A Place At The Table - The Book
      The Full Effect: Plum Organics Mission To Nourish Children Across America
      Theatrical Trailer
      Also From Magnolia Home Entertainment
   Set Up
      Audio
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
      Subtitles
         English SDH
         Spanish
         Subtitles: None
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