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Documentary featuring Witnesses to Hunger Premieres at Sundance

Mariana Chilton with group of panel members

January 23, 2012

The new documentary film about hunger in America, Finding North, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush premiered January 22, 2012 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

The film examines the impact of food insecurity that affects more than 49 million Americans everyday through the stories of three individuals: Rosie, a fifth-grader from Colorado who struggles with hunger, Tremonica, a second-grader from Mississippi who has health issues exacerbated by a poor and insufficient diet, and Barbie Izquierdo of Witnesses to Hunger, a single mother of two who is striving to ensure her children have a better life that is free of hunger.

The film also features the Witnesses to Hunger project and Mariana Chilton, PhD, Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, who provides insight on the issue of hunger in America and strategies to end it through advocacy and policy change.

Izquierdo and Chilton traveled to the film's Sundance premiere at the invitation of the film's distributors, Participant Media, and participated in a panel following the film's debut. It focused on the movie and how to end hunger in the U.S.

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