A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table
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A Place at the Table
USA, 2012, 84 Minute Running Time
Topics: Documentary, Political
Program: True Stories
Language: English

Meet Barbie, a Philadelphia single mom who struggles to provide her two kids with the meals she knows they needs. Barbie swore that she would do better than her mom, who fed her canned spaghetti three times a day, but sometimes it is the best she can do.

Meet Rosie, a Colorado fifth grader who has trouble concentrating at school. Maybe that’s because she often has to depend on the kindness of friends and neighbors before she gets a meal. Often she goes hungry.

Meet Tremonica, a Mississippi second grader whose poor-but-affordable diet exacerbates her asthma and health issues.

These are just three of the 49 million Americans who often don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens, teachers and activists, all coming together to present a rock-solid case that this social blight is something that must be addressed, and indeed, is quite easily solvable. Presented by Participant Media, the company responsible for Waiting For Superman, An Inconvenient Truth and Food, Inc.

DIRECTOR: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush
Producer: Julie Goldman, Ryan Harrington, Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush
Editor: Madeleine Gavin, Jean Tsien, Andrea B. Scott
Cinematographer: Daniel B. Gold, Kirsten Johnson
Music: T Bone Burnett, The Civil Wars
Principal Cast: Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Raj Patel, Janet Poppendieck, Barbie Izquierdo, Ken Cook, James McGovern
Filmography: Kristi Jacobson:
Toots (2006)

Lori Silverbush:
On the Outs (2004)
Print Source: Magnolia Pictures - http://www.magpictures.com

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