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A Place at the Table [DVD] [2011]

  • SKU: 8898121
  • Release Date: 06/25/2013
  • Rating: PG
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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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    A Place at the Table
    In an era where one even full-time workers rely on soup kitchens for sustenance, filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush take us into the lives of three Americans 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 don'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. Meanwhile, in Colorado, famished second grader Rosie finds it difficult to concentrate 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 such experts as sociologist Janet Poppendieck, nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle, Witness to Hunger's Mariana Chilton, Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges and various others about the problem of hunger, and the potential solutions. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jeff Bridges
      Jeff Bridges
    • Tom Colicchio
      Tom Colicchio
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      Raj Patel



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      This should be on several mandatory must see lists, certainly all polititions and corporate CEO's first and foremost. It seems incredible that in this country of plenty there are people without decent food- but I have seen it for myself.

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