A Place at the Table
A Place at the Table (2013)

49 million people in the U.S. - one in four children - don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: June 25, 2013
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Place at the Table is a well-reported documentary that raises important questions about the state of hunger in America culture.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Hunger in America is not about a shortage of food but an abundance of poverty. This is where the spiral spins downward.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

"A Place at the Table" presents a shameful truth that should leave viewers dismayed and angry: This nation has more than enough food for all its people, yet millions of them are hungry.

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John Anderson
America Magazine

[A] revelatory new documentary about hunger in the United States.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

A shocking indictment of how people are starving in the land of plenty ...

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

One thing is clear from "A Place at the Table": You cannot answer the question "Why are people hungry?," without also asking "Why are people poor?"

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

An informative and often infuriating picture that deserves to be seen.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

You don't have to be a fan of info-graphics in social-justice docs to be troubled by one showing that the price of processed food has decreased in almost exact proportion to the rise in cost of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine

It specifically addresses our country's hunger crisis. But it also speaks to larger hungers. Hungers for independence, a dignified life, a better chance for ones children-in short, the American dream. See it and weep.

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Kam Williams
Baret News

Tale of two Americas documentary highlights the plight of the 50 million poor folks who go to sleep hungry every night.

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