Fifty million people in the U.S. don’t know where their next meal is coming from and of these, one in four are children. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people 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 fifth-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 paltry empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
Ultimately, A PLACE AT THE TABLE demonstrates that hunger poses a serious long term economic, social and cultural threat to our national security. This is a dire situation that can be resolved 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.
Director/Producers: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush
Producers: Julie Goldman, Ryan Harrington
Executive Producers: Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Tom Colicchio, Christina Weiss Lurie, Jeffrey Lurie
Editors: Madeleine Gavin, Jean Tsien, A.C.E., Andrea B. Scott
Music By: T. Bone Burnett, The Civil Wars
FESTIVAL PREMIERE & AWARDS
Sundance Film Festival: 2012 Official Selection
PGA Awards Nominee: 2014 Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
IDA Documentary Awards: 2013 Pare Lorentz Award