A Place At The Table

( USA / 2012 )
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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.

Formats: Digital Copy, DVD
Running Time: 84 min.
Theme: Activism, American History, Children, Current Affairs, Economy, Education, Family, Food see all »
Language(s): English
Director(s): Kristi Jacobson see all »
Producer(s): Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush
Excluded regions: Canada
A Place At The Table


  • Press Kit
  • "The film explains with devastating simplicity why so many go hungry in a country with more than enough food to go round."
    London Evening Standard
  • "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"
    The Salt Lake Tribune
    Toronto HotDocs Film Festival Must See
  • "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."
    LA Times
    Deseret News
  • "A PLACE AT THE TABLE is an ENGAGING AND ENRAGING movie that will enlist supporters for its cause."
  • "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."

    Toronto Film Scene
  • "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."

Academic Notes

  • Licensed Film Platform
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    - Community Action Guide
    - Discussion Guide

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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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Distribution Company: ro*co films

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