Starfish Throwers, The
Three inspiring people from different corners of the world tackle the same global issue: hunger. At the age of nine, Katie planted a single cabbage seed and created a national movement with over 50 gardens producing food for the hungry. Narayanan was a top chef in India who gave it all up to prepare hundreds of meals for the poor every single day, rain or shine. Mr. Law is a retired teacher who sleeps for three hours a night in the front seat of his car so that he’ll never miss an opportunity to hand out sandwiches on a cold winter night. From South Carolina to Minneapolis to India, the humanity of these extraordinary people is evident not only in the good they do, but in the emotional toll it takes on them, and the film’s lush cinematography captures it all with poetic grace. They are The Starfish Throwers, who toss the stranded creatures back into the sea one by one, defying the cynicism of those around them, living and breathing the wisdom that we are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are we free to desist from it.
Bay Area Premiere