This month hunger is in the spotlight with the release of A Place at the Table, a documentary from Participant Media, producers of the award-winning films Food, Inc. and Waiting for “Superman.”
Fifty million people in the US, including one in four children, don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. The film features Americans who struggle with food insecurity, people like:
- Barbie, a single mother in Philadelphia who grew up in poverty, but is trying to break the cycle and provide a better life for her two kids.
- Rosie, a bright, Colorado 5th-grader who often depends on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school because she doesn’t have a reliable food at source home.
- Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
A Place at the Table will play in Greensboro on April 5th at the Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema. The film is also available via iTunes and video on demand.
Learn more about the film at TakePart.com/Table.
Information provided by TakePart.com
Written on 4/1/2013 by Blogger Katie Sopcik