HUNGRY TO LEARN
HUNGRY TO LEARN
HUNGRY TO LEARN
HUNGRY TO LEARN
THE HIGHEST COST OF COLLEGE MIGHT BE YOUR HEALTH

HUNGRY TO LEARN

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - DOC NYC | OFFICIAL SELECTION - SXSW EDU | OFFICIAL SELECTION - ACT Human Rights Film Festival

Education & Educational Equity • Sociology • Higher Education Studies • American Studies • Economics, Labor & Poverty Studies • Ethnic Studies

Date of Completion: 2019 | Run Time: 85 minutes​​ | Language: English | Captions: No | Includes: Transcript Director: Geeta Gandbhir | Producers: Soledad O'Brien & Rose Arce

HUNGRY TO LEARN introduces the faces behind an American crisis  college students so strapped to pay tuition that they don’t have enough money to eat or a place to live. A lack of food is just a symptom of a bigger problem, the American Dream of a college education slipping out of reach. It is the story of how colleges, once places for children of privilege, opened their doors to students of limited means but failed to provide enough financial aid to allow these new students to graduate without making painful choices. This documentary is not just about the devastating hunger crisis unfolding on American campuses, it is about what can  and should  be done about it.

Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab | Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University | Founding Director of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice
“There’s a crisis on college campuses and most students, staff, and faculty are unaware. Hungry to Learn is an informative, engaging wake-up call.”

The Daily Beast Lloyd Grove, Editor At Large
"[Hungry to Learn] tracks the struggles of four college students from families that can’t help them financially as they try to meet their academic obligations while taking onerous loans and working at off-campus jobs—frequently facing the cruel choice of either eating or paying their semester fees...It’s the sort of in-depth journalism that O’Brien wishes were more the norm than the exception in the Age of Trump."

Tamron Hall Show | ABC
“This is across the board. This is not white, black, Latino… this is everybody…”

NY Daily News
"When you need college to get out of poverty, how do you do it with all these life challenges trying to suck you under every day?”

PIX11 News Betty Nguyen
"This is powerful."

AOL Build Series | Ricky Camilleri
"A necessary, important documentary about a story that I don't think a lot of people know about. We know that 40 million people are homeless in this country. We never talk about what those homeless people are trying to do with their lives. Some are trying to get a college degree."

The Golden Mean Podcast | Michael Golden
"I loved it...It broke my heart and inspired me at the same time. I don't know how you can do better with a documentary."

Official Selection | DOC NYC
Official Selection | SXSW EDU
Official Selection | Garden State Film Festival
Official Selection ACT Human Rights FIlm Festival
Official Selection | Richmond International Film Festival