Hunger No More: Faces Behind the Facts
A powerful TV documentary, presented by the National Council of Churches on the Hallmark Channel, takes an unflinching look at the persistent problem of hunger in the 21st Century ... and offers solutions.
Tremendous progress has been made in addressing the crisis of world hunger in the last 25 years. The world community has the knowledge, technology and resources to end malnutrition. The faces of hunger can be reduced in number as faith groups work together in creative initiatives through local, regional and international programs. This documentary includes interviews with Senator Elizabeth Dole and former Senator George McGovern. The program highlights community economic development; advocacy with state and federal governments to change systems that allow poor people to escape the cycle of poverty and hunger; and positive choices individuals have made to eradicate chronic hunger in our lifetime. The faces are more than facts when people work together to create a world where, as the disciple John envisioned, there is “hunger no more.”
Featured interviewees include:
- Senator Elizabeth Dole
- George McGovern, former Senator and presidential candidate
- Jeffrey Sachs of The Earth Institute at Columbia University
- Bread for the World CEO David Beckmann
- Church World Service Executive Director John McCullough
- NCC General Secretary Bob Edgar
- Joan Holmes of the United Nations-related Hunger Project
- Ken Horne, CEO of the Society of St. Andrew
- Joe Young, Director of Community Development, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- June Kim, Executive Secretary for World Hunger of the United Methodist Committee on Relief
- Leaders from several other hunger programs mobilized by NCC member communions.
Produced by Mennonite Media for the National Council of Churches, sponsoring partners for the production are the United Methodist Committee on Relief, the World Hunger Program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Society of St. Andrew, and the ecumenical humanitarian agency Church World Service, with cooperation from Bread for the World and United Methodist Communication.
The National Council of Churches, founded in 1950, is America's leading ecumenical organization, whose 36 Protestant and Orthodox member denominations comprise 45 million adherents in more than 100,000 local congregations in all 50 states.
DVD and VHS copies, along with a study guide of this program are available by calling (800) 999-3534. For more information, contact: Shirley Struchen (212-870-2574) or Pat Pattillo (212-870-2048).