Human rights issues aren’t confined to developing countries. In 2015, one in seven Americans experienced food insecurity; up to 40% of food produced in the United States goes uneaten every year; and because of the obesity rate, the current generation of children will be the first to live shorter lives than their parents. In one of the world’s most developed countries, such food issues should not exist. Through the FOH Film Festival we called upon filmmakers to explore solutions and shed light on this hidden reality.
We wanted to see your point of view on the daily obstacles Americans face in accessing food for themselves and their families
Faces of Hunger (FOH) 2016 was dedicated to increasing awareness of food security issues in the United States of America in partnership with New York University (NYU).
We looked for critical responses to the social and political structures surrounding food insecurity, quality and waste nationwide.