Struggling to overcome the effects of their time spent in Israeli jails, 11 young Palestinian boys meet once a week for a group therapy session. Now that they are back with their families in Hebron they face a future of fear and uncertainty.
49 million people in the US are ‘food insecure’. One in four children don’t know where their next meal will come from, while others suffer the cruel irony of childhood obesity due to forced reliance on cheap food products.
A Place at the Table examines the shocking reality behind the American dream through the lens of some of the country’s ‘working poor’. Rosie is a fifth-grader who struggles to concentrate at school, distracted by constant hunger and forced to rely on hand-outs from friends. Tremonica is a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother’s wage affords.
Startling in its revelations, this film is essential viewing here in the UK, where a similar situation looms.