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A Place at the Table

Week in Film: Neighbors, Chef and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Neighbors may not be a particularly well-thought-out film (huge third-act problems). But it has some of the biggest sustained laughs of the summer.

10 Top Docs of 2013 (Including 9 From Women Filmmakers)

Kristin McCracken | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Though I didn't notice while culling my list down to just ten, nine of the movies that made my cut come from women filmmakers, which makes me exceedingly happy.

Yuppies Watching Documentaries

Sam Polk | Posted 03.08.2014 | Food
Sam Polk

So there we were, watching a documentary on healthy eating while tears streamed down my wife's face. The idea that she could control her cholesterol made her feel less trapped. Suddenly, she had hope. As I sat there, I realized that I did, too.

26 Films Every Food Activist Must Watch

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.01.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Films and short videos are a powerful way of increasing awareness of in the food system. With equal parts technology and artistry, filmmakers can bring an audience to a vegetable garden in Uganda, a fast food workers' rights protest in New York City, or an urban farm in Singapore.

Food Insecurity, Food Security

Christina Weiss Lurie | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Christina Weiss Lurie

Veterinarians, business leaders, public decision-makers, public health officials, and city planners need to take a stand and find new ways for America to move towards food security.

Blogging to End Hunger

Anne Maxfield | Posted 06.08.2013 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Fifty million Americans are now receiving food stamps. Please take 30 seconds and tell Congress to support anti-hunger legislation.

Let's Ask Marion Nestle: Who's Got The Power to End Hunger in America?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Kerry Trueman

I check in with food politics pioneer and NYU nutrition professor Dr. Marion Nestle, whose most recent book is Why Calories Count, with Malden Nesheim.

Have a Heart!

Marilyn Beker | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
Marilyn Beker

That's why there's been lots of talk lately about the responsibility of filmmakers. They're told to think carefully about the images they conjure and to consider seriously the effect their films will have on a pliable society. But what about audience responsibility?

Americans Don't Know How Bad U.S. Hunger Problem Is, Research Shows

www.takepart.com | Posted 03.15.2013 | Impact

Here’s something not to bring up while mooching free grub as a dinner guest. In the United States -- right now -- 50 million people are unsure wh...

Parents Unite Against Hunger

Tracey Stewart | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracey Stewart

The film shows that hunger, for children and people as a whole, is a problem that America has solved in the past and can solve again if average Americans demand it. A Place at the Table shows us that it's easier than we think.

ReThink Review: A Place at the Table - Hungry In the Land of the Fat

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Every day in the U.S., 50 million people -- including one in four children -- are food insecure, meaning they don't know where their next meal is coming from. The documentary A Place at the Table attempts to put a face on this issue.

Taking A Place At The Table

Billy Shore | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Billy Shore

A compelling new documentary which opened March 1 shines fresh light on why hunger in America is a solvable problem. As such it underscores our moral obligation to act now.

The Real Hunger Games: A Place at the Table

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Mired in the politics of farm subsidies, food stamps, and sidelined by well-meaning charities and food pantries, a focus on the scandal of millions of working Americans who have little access to healthy food is hurt by the shame attached to hunger, and its flip side, poverty.

Group Gives Inner-City Moms Cameras To Shoot Hunger Struggles

www.takepart.com | Posted 03.01.2013 | Impact

Mariana Chilton Ph.D. is one of the forceful anti-hunger activists who infuse A Place at the Table with the sense that no-nonsense non-defeatists are ...

From Up on High: A Movie Review of A Place at the Table

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The ironies abound in this lean 84-minute documentary. Obesity in this country is shown to be often a sign of hunger and poverty, unlike in very poor, developing countries, where hunger and poverty leave people all skin and bones.

WATCH: Tom Colicchio Discusses New Film On U.S. Hunger Problem

Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact

Fifty million people in the U.S. -- one in four American children -- don't know where their next meal will come from. The film, "A Place At The Table,...

Movie Review: A Place at the Table

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A Place At the Table, with talking heads ranging from Jeff Bridges to Tom Colicchio, all of them articulate and impassioned, is a film that should make you furious.

1 In 4 Kids Don't Know Where Their Next Meal Is Coming From

www.takepart.com | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact

Fifty million Americans—including one out of every four kids—don't know where their next meal is coming from. That's equivalent to every man, woma...

PHOTO: Tom Colicchio's New Project

Posted 12.04.2012 | Food

Tom Colicchio is already a judge on "Top Chef," the owner of 24 restaurants across the country and the spokesman for Coca-Cola. But in between all tha...