OFFICIAL SELECTION - DOC NYC | OFFICIAL SELECTION - SXSW EDU | OFFICIAL SELECTION - ACT Human Rights Film FestivalEducation & 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.