Globally, the word "hunger" has come to signify the most severe forms of malnutrition, starvation seldom seen in first-world industrial nations. But "food insecurity," a description of circumstances in which an individual has no idea how to get the next meal, is embarrassingly rampant in the United States. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush find, as a representative sample of the 50 million Americans who live in that condition, three different subjects: Barbie, a young single mom in Philadelphia; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader; and Tremonica, a second-grader in Mississippi. Through their stories, Jacobson and Silverbush lens a broader picture of rampant hunger in a country that actually produces astounding amounts of food. Via interviews, animated infographics, and an engaging history of such legislative causes of hunger as the Farm Bill (which subsidizes the crops most easily processed into cheap,... More >>>