Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Hungry to Learn


Year: 2019
Country: USA
Run Time: 84 minutes

Hungry to Learn
Hungry to Learn
Hungry to Learn
Hungry to Learn

As the price of tuition and the cost of living continue to rise, getting a higher education is becoming more and more expensive for Americans. So expensive, in fact, a growing number of students find themselves going hungry and homeless in pursuit of a degree. Many endure their struggle in silence, thinking they are the only ones left to choose between classes, books, and daily meals. But, unfortunately, this situation is much more common than we’d like to believe. With the average student graduating with around $37,000 in debt, affordable education is clearly an enormous problem for families and individuals nationwide. Documenting the experiences of four college students as they battle food insecurity and poverty, HUNGRY TO LEARN opens the conversation around the price of education, and those suffering under the current system, in the wealthiest country in the world. — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 1:20 PM ET

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Global Health Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Geeta Gandbhir

Soledad O'Brien, Rose Arce

Asad Faruqi, Rudy Valedez

Flavia de Souza, Alex Keipper

Print Source

Film Sponsors

Community Foundation of Lorain County

John Carroll University - Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion

Community Partners

College Now Greater Cleveland

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

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