The startling fact that some 50 million Americans are engaged in a constant struggle to get enough food to eat is the subject of Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush’s new documentary feature A Place at the Table.
The film reveals the shocking statistics that hunger isn’t just a third world problem as one in four children in the USA don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Jacobson and Silverbush interweave the stories of three families dealing with the issue of food insecurity with insights from experts who reveal how this issue could be solved once and for all. A Place at the Table earned Jacobson and Silverbush a Grand Jury Prize nomination at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; and won the Pare Lorentz Award at the 2013 International Documentary Association Awards.
Following the DGA Eastern Region Special Projects Committee's Documentary Series screening in New York on February 6, Jacobson and Silverbush discussed the making of and audience response to A Place at the Table in a conversation moderated by Director Andrew Jarecki (All Good Things).
Kristi Jacobson’s other films include the episodes of the Reality series Colonial House, and the documentary features Toots, American Standoff and Finding North (co-directed with Lori Silverbush). Jacobson has been been a member of the DGA since 2003. In addition to Finding North, Lori Silverbush’s other works include the feature On The Outs and the short film Mental Hygiene. Silverbush joined the Guild in 2011.