Tuesday, June 26th at 7:00 pm
Hunger Hits Home (2012, 42 min), by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz – is a special documentary that takes a first-hand look at the crisis of childhood hunger in America.
In the wealthiest nation in the world, one in five children lives in the shadow of hunger. In a new Food Network produced documentary, HUNGER HITS HOME, audiences will get a first-hand look at the crisis of childhood hunger in America through the eyes of the people on the frontlines of the battle—parents and children, anti-hunger activists, educators and politicians committed to eradicating the problem. HUNGER HITS HOME examines the causes, complications and misconceptions about childhood hunger in the United States and offersa glimpse at some of the innovative solutions being put into practice today.
Narrated by Oscar®-winning actor and longtime anti-hunger activist Jeff Bridges, HUNGER HITS HOME is a heart-wrenching, yet empowering hour-long look at one of our nation’s little-known emergencies. An urgent call to action against this burgeoning crisis, the film is part of an ongoing partnership between Food Network and Share Our Strength, whose No Kid Hungry initiative aims to eradicate child hunger in America by 2015 by surrounding children with nutritious food where they live, learn and play.
Following the screening, we’ll discuss childhood hunger, the ‘No Kid Hungry’ initiative and local DC efforts with Carina Gervacio, Program Coordinator of Brainfood (a non-profit youth development organization in DC); and with a representative from Share Our Strength.
*Suggested Donation: $10 to support BloomBars. Free popcorn and refreshments provided.
BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts. Our goal is to provide a unique experience that a local Cineplex cannot – an opportunity for discussion that allows a better understanding of issues affecting our communities and our world.
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