Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired school teacher 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 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.
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Director/Producer/Photographer: Jesse Roesler
Editor: Bill Kersey
Producer: Melody Gilbert
Executive Producer: Dan Satorius
Wold Premiere – 2014 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Canadian Premiere – Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
WINNER Audience Choice in Public Health Competition – Cleveland International Film Festival
WINNER NPT Human Spirt Award – Nashville Film Festival
WINNER Audience Choice, Best Documentary – Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
WINNER Best Documentary & Best Overall Film – Myrtle Beach Film Festival
Official Selection – Sonoma International Film Festival
Official Selection – IFF Boston
Official Selection – Mendocino Film Festival
Music featured in teaser: The Tracks (The Fool) by Margolnick
This documentary will be the first feature length project from filmmaker Jesse Roesler with generous support from the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Jesse Roesler is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant form the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant form the Minnesota state Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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