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The Starfish Throwers (2014)

Powerful, direct and heartrending, The Starfish Throwers explores how three of the world's most fiercely compassionate individuals struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and... See full summary »

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Jesse Roesler
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Narayanan Krishnan Narayanan Krishnan ... Himself, Akshaya Trust
Allan Law Allan Law ... Himself, Minneapolis Recreation Development
Katie Stagliano Katie Stagliano ... Herself, Katie's Krops
Lakshmi Lakshmi ... Herself, Narayanan Krishnan's mother
Shweta Shweta ... Herself, Narayanan Krishnan's sister
Dennis Massie Dennis Massie ... Himself, Allan Law's former pupil
Steve Aase Steve Aase ... Himself, Minneapolis Recreation Development
Kevin Carroll Kevin Carroll ... Himself, security guard, Salvation Army Minneapolis
Stacy Staglian Stacy Staglian ... Herself, Katie Stagliano's mother
John Stagliano ... Himself, Katie Stagliano's father
Natalie Morales ... Herself - broadcast news reporter, NBC (archive footage)
Harini Rajamani Harini Rajamani ... Herself, Narayanan Krishnan's wife
Andrews Pakkianathan Andrews Pakkianathan ... Himself, Akshaya Trust
Kiefer Sutherland ... Himself, host, CNN Heroes (archive footage)
Lisa Turocy Lisa Turocy ... Herself, Katie's Krops
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Powerful, direct and heartrending, The Starfish Throwers explores how three of the world's most fiercely compassionate individuals struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. Continents apart, a sixth grader, a top chef and retired school teacher fight what seems an unwinnable war until they discover their impact may reach further than their action. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary | Drama

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Not Rated
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USA | India

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hyväntekijät See more »

Filming Locations:

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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An Unbelievable Film!
1 April 2014 | by evamichelle23See all my reviews

My family and I had the absolute pleasure of seeing this film at the Cleveland International Film Festival last weekend. Knowing very little about the film other than the description that was provided on the film festival website, we had no idea what an incredible experience we had waiting for us.

I truly don't have the words to adequately express my gratitude for the tremendous amount of work and time that was put into creating such an important and life-changing work. This is a film that stays with you, and a film that I'd like to share with so many others.

The Starfish Throwers addresses the issue of hunger and homelessness in such a meaningful, personal and profound way.

If you have the chance to see it, don't hesitate. I can't recommend it highly enough. Definitely the best documentary I've ever seen.


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