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||IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 from 888 votes
||Release: 1 March 2013 (USA) /
||Director: Kristi Jacobson,
||Stars: Adam Appelhanz, Ann Cooper, Barbie Izquierdo, David Beckmann, J. Larry Brown, James McGovern, Jeff Bridges, Joel Berg, Joel Long, Ken Cook, Mariana Chilton, Odessa Cherry, Ree Harris, Tom Colicchio, William Booker
||Synopsis: A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.
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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
hungrysingle 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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, Ann Cooper
, Barbie Izquierdo
, David Beckmann
, J. Larry Brown
, James McGovern
, Jeff Bridges
, Joel Berg
, Joel Long
, Ken Cook
, Mariana Chilton
, Odessa Cherry
, Ree Harris
, Tom Colicchio
, William Booker
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