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A Place at the Table -- A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.
A Place at the Table -- The next chapter on America’s food crisis from the people that brought you FOOD, INC: 1 in 4 kids don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Hunger is a growing epidemic in the US, and we can fix it. Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio star.
A Place at the Table -- A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.
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1 March 2013 (USA) See more »
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One nation. Underfed.
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Every American Should See This Important and Powerful Film See more (18 total) »

Cast

 
Adam Appelhanz ... Himself
David Beckmann ... Himself
Joel Berg ... Himself
William Booker ... Himself

Jeff Bridges ... Himself
J. Larry Brown ... Himself
Odessa Cherry ... Herself
Mariana Chilton ... Herself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Ken Cook ... Himself
Ann Cooper ... Herself
Ree Harris ... Herself
Barbie Izquierdo ... Herself
Joel Long ... Himself
James McGovern ... Himself
Marion Nestle ... Herself
Leslie Nichols ... Herself
Raj Patel ... Himself
Janet Poppendieck ... Herself
Alfio Rausa ... Himself
Bill Shore ... Himself
Jonathan Stein ... Himself
Tom Vilsack ... Himself
Bob Wilson ... Himself

Directed by
Kristi Jacobson 
Lori Silverbush 
 
Produced by
Christine Bachas .... field producer
Tom Colicchio .... executive producer
Julie Goldman .... producer
Ryan Harrington .... producer
Kristi Jacobson .... producer
Lesli Klainberg .... line producer
Julie Kohn .... associate producer
Jeffrey Lurie .... executive producer
Andrea B. Scott .... associate producer (as Andrea Scott)
Lori Silverbush .... producer
Jeff Skoll .... executive producer
Christina Weiss Lurie .... executive producer
Diane Weyermann .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
T Bone Burnett  (as T-Bone Burnett)
The Civil Wars (original music by)
 
Cinematography by
Daniel B. Gold 
Kirsten Johnson 
 
Film Editing by
Madeleine Gavin 
Andrea B. Scott  (as Andrea Scott)
Jean Tsien 
 
Production Management
Samantha Housman .... post-production manager
Louise Runge .... post-production manager
 
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Margaret Crimmins .... sound designer
Margaret Crimmins .... sound editor
Dan Gleich .... additional sound
Greg Hayes .... mix technician
Kristi Jacobson .... additional sound
Judy Karp .... sound recording
Mark Maloof .... additional sound
Peter Miller .... additional sound
Caleb Mose .... additional sound
Caleb Mose .... sound mixer
Paul Rusnak .... additional sound
Andrea B. Scott .... additional sound
Greg Smith .... sound designer
Mark Wilson .... additional sound
John Zecca .... additional sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven Bognar .... additional camera
John Chater .... additional camera
John Cooper .... additional camera
Robert Elfstrom .... additional camera (as Bob Elfstrom)
Sean Healey .... additional camera
Nelson Hume .... additional cinematography
Kristi Jacobson .... additional cinematography
Ethan Johnson .... camera assistant
Colin J. Morris .... additional camera
Pete Mychalcewycz .... electrician
Pete Mychalcewycz .... grip
Jeff Reichert .... additional camera
Julia Reichert .... additional camera
 
Animation Department
Eve Weinberg .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Alex Albers .... assistant editor
Erinn Clancy .... assistant editor
Will Cox .... colorist
Ben Garchar .... assistant editor
Cheriyan Philip John .... assistant editor
Drew Kilgore .... on-line editor
Daniel James Scott .... assistant editor
Caitlin Tartaro .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Jay Bellerose .... musician: drums
Fernand Bos .... music editor
T Bone Burnett .... musician: guitars, bass and manditar (as T-Bone Burnett)
Jeremy Carberry .... keys tech
Keefus Ciancia .... composer: additional music (as Keefus Green)
Keefus Ciancia .... musician: keyboards
Zachary Dawes .... musician: electric bass
Larry Jenkins .... music consultant
Jim Keltner .... musician: drums
William Lane .... second music engineer (as Bill Lane)
Curtis Laur .... guitar: and equipment tech
Greg Leisz .... musician: mandolin, banjo and mandola
Colin Linden .... musician: guitar
Vanessa Parr .... additional engineering
Mike Piersante .... additional engineering
Ivy Skoff .... music production coordinator
Chris Smith .... composer: additional music
Chris Smith .... musician: steel guitars and ambiance
Glenn Suravech .... second music engineer
Sara Watkins .... musician: fiddle
John Paul White .... musician: acoustic and electric guitars
Joy Williams .... musician: piano
Jason Wormer .... recording and mixed by
 
Other crew
James Berk .... crew: Participant Media (as Jim Berk)
Steve Berman .... completion guarantor (as Steven Berman)
Lee Bey .... provider: archival footage and photographs
Josh Braun .... distribution advisor
Sandra J. Ciccone .... development associate (as Sandra Ciccone)
Maayan Cook .... assistant: to Lori Silverbush
Sean Flanigan .... intern
Kristen Irving .... director of social action and advocacy: participant media
Jeff Ivers .... crew: Participant Media
Michelle Jacoby .... production accountant
Kathy Jones .... crew: Participant Media
Julie Kohn .... archival researcher
Julie Kohn .... researcher
Debra Kozee .... production insurance
John Miller-Monzon .... archival researcher
Xan Parker .... production consultant
Arjuna Perry .... travel
Ann Rose .... archival researcher
Steven C. Schechter .... legal services
Courtney Sexton .... crew: Participant Media
Wilson Sherwin .... researcher
Buffy Shutt .... crew: Participant Media
Ricky Strauss .... crew: Participant Media
Bonnie Stylides .... crew: Participant Media
Nina Vizcarrondo .... development associate
Nina Vizcarrondo .... researcher
Kimberly Williams .... completion guarantor
Maddy Yasner .... intern
 
Thanks
Adlai Amor .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Joel Berg .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Jean Carper .... very special thanks
Mariana Chilton .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Ken Cook .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Kathy Goldman .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Sophie Milam .... the filmmakers would like to thank
Donald Stone .... very special thanks
Ellen Teller .... the filmmakers would like to thank
 

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41 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Every American Should See This Important and Powerful Film, 1 February 2012
Author: Joel Berg from United States

It's a national disgrace than nearly 50 million of our American neighbors live in homes that can't afford enough food. This compelling film explains why we have this problem, and, most importantly, what we can do to end it. Granted, I am biased because I fight hunger for a living, but I do think everyone in America should see this film.

The film powerfully documents the real lives of real people struggling against hunger. Each of them defy common stereotypes of hungry people.

Many Americans believe that we can end U.S. hunger one person at a time, one donated can of food at a time. They are well-meaning. But they are wrong, as this powerful film proves. When Ronald Reagan entered office in 1981, there were only a few hundred emergency feeding programs in America, most of which were traditional soup kitchens serving mostly the people who had been historically the most hungry—single men with substance abuse or mental illness problems. Yet, as a direct result of the economic policies and social service cuts set in motion by Reagan, the number of emergency feeding programs in America skyrocketed, and continued to do so even after he left office. There are now more than 40,000 such programs in America, and roughly two-thirds of them are food pantries, where parents and their children, the elderly, and working people obtain free groceries. Meanwhile, hunger has soared. The truth is that these agencies simply don't have anything close to the resources needed to meet the demand. The organization I manage, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, found that, in 2011, close to sixty percent of the approximately 1,100 soup kitchens and food pantries in the city were forced to ration food because they lacked resources, either reducing portion size, limiting hours of operation, or turning away hungry families. These agencies are so under-funded that nearly 50 of them were forced to close in New York City in just the last few years.

This vital film proves that the only way to truly end U.S. hunger is by advocating for fundamental change that include living wage jobs and a robust government safety net.

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