A Place at the Table


2013 | 84 minutes | Rated PG

Perhaps the most unsettling thing about hunger in America is how invisible it has made itself. The social stigma around admitting an inability to provide for your family creates a certain silence that muffles the issue. What this documentary exposes are the systems that perpetuate malnourishment and food insecurity while maintaining the trappings of abundance. The massive grain subsidies (which make nutrient-poor foods so accessible and affordable), the urban and rural "food deserts" that isolate people from fully stocked grocery stores, the limitations of economic safety nets: These are structural reasons why obesity, hunger, and poverty are so intertwined. (KRISHANU RAY)

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Film Credits
Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush