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A Place at the Table (2012)

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A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

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A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

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One nation. Underfed.

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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief mild language | See all certifications »
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$31,727 (USA) (8 March 2013)

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$230,522 (USA) (10 May 2013)
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This film is intended to provoke an emotional response. It would be more effective with some solid documentation, not just assertions, animated hyperbolic graphs and a few heart wrenching stories. The film shows several serious problems in America today including, under employment, single parent families, lack of education (nutritional and general), and absence of close knit community (ie. where is Barbie's support system?). All these problems contribute to poverty and hunger.

I was stunned by the response to the Congressman who asked the man who was testifying on behalf of the poor if he had done any research on where the money was to come from. "You will fund your priorities." So, the public just gives Congress a wish list and 'poof' it gets done? That kind of thinking fuels debt in families and in government.


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