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A Place At The Table


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 largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.

Running Time: 84 min.
Subject(s): Activism, American History, Children, Current Affairs, Economy, Education, Family, Food, Health, Human Rights, Investigative Journalism, Law and Justice, Personal Story, Politics, Poverty, Society, Youth
Language(s): English
Subtitles: English
Producer(s): Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush


  • London Evening Standard
    "The film explains with devastating simplicity why so many go hungry in a country with more than enough food to go round."
  • The Salt Lake Tribune
    "Filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush present these facts in A HIGHLY POLISHED PACKAGE, intercutting real-life stories of people struggling to find sufficient food with interviews with policy experts and celebrities who have made hunger their cause"
  • Toronto HotDocs Film Festival Must See
  • LA Times
    "The Sundance Film Festival is chock full of documentaries this year about the troubles besetting America... but A PLACE AT THE TABLE may rank AMONG THE MOST MOVING in that it tackles a seemingly straightforward, solvable problem: hunger in the United States."
  • Deseret News
  • Variety
    "A PLACE AT THE TABLE is an ENGAGING AND ENRAGING movie that will enlist supporters for its cause."
  • Toronto Film Scene
    "A PLACE AT THE TABLE doesn't offer any answers. Instead, it asks you to help find them by getting involved, which is the mark of an EXCELLENT DOCUMENTARY."
  • Press+1
    "How can you be both hungry and obese? It's a paradox that more and more people in the United States are beginning to understand, and a question that's convincingly answered in Finding North, A PROVOCATIVE DOCUMENTARY about hunger within America's own borders."

Festival Participation

  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Savannah Film Festival
  • Twin Cities Film Festival
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
  • Philadelphia Film Festival
  • Seattle International Film Festival
  • HotDocs

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