The Starfish Throwers

PRESENTED BY: Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
7:00 PM, Friday, January 11, 2019 PST
Location: Wedgwood, Seattle, WA (click for map)

Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl and a retired schoolteacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger. Award-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s planting of a single cabbage seedling when she was nine years old blossoms into Katie’s Krops, a non-profit with 73 gardens dedicated to ending hunger. Retired middle school teacher Mr. Law battles personal health issues as he hand-delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly to the hungry in Minneapolis. This documentary tells the tale of these remarkable individuals and the unexpected challenges they face. Despite being constantly reminded that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, they persevere and see their impact ripple further than their individual actions. Following the film we’ll have a facilitated discussion with Samantha Hoeper from Hunger Intervention and Sue McGann, a community garden organizer and food activist.

Special Guests: Samantha Hoeper from Hunger Intervention and Sue McGann, a community garden organizer and food activist.

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Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 84 min

Director: Jesse Roesler

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