This documentary had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012 and tells the stories of various Americans who are increasingly relying on soup kitchens and food banks across the country – many of whom you wouldn’t imagine are in such need. One of the people encountered by directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush is a small-town policeman who relies on such handouts to survive between pay cheques. Another is a single mother who can’t always afford to feed her children properly. The film posits that one in six Americans regularly don’t get enough to eat, examines the causes of this crisis and attempts to suggest some solutions. ‘Finding North’ also asks us to look beyond clichés of breadlines and begging to notice starvation and malnutrition in everyday lives. ‘Finding North’ is one of 14 films to screen at the inaugural Sundance London event in April 2012.
Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush