{"id":867537732,"title":"The Starfish Throwers (educational)","handle":"starfish-throwers-educational","description":"\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDirected by:\u003c\/strong\u003e Jesse Roesler\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003eProduced by\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e: Jesse Roesler \u0026amp; Melody Gilbert\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/products\/copy-of-starfish-throwers-screening\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0133\/2562\/files\/SCREENING_138132ca-5ed5-4ba4-9733-9af88a54e06c_large.png?10384625402143917297\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5; color: #000000;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReleased:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2015\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRunning Time:\u003c\/strong\u003e 83 min and 53 min version included\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLanguage:  \u003c\/strong\u003eEnglish, \u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0133\/2562\/files\/220px-Closed_captioning_symbol.svg_icon.png?8114866376628588718\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSubjects:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003ca title=\"Human Rights\" href=\"http:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/collections\/human-rights\" target=\"_blank\" style=\"color: #000000;\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eHuman Rights\u003c\/a\u003e, \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/collections\/sociology\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eSociology \u003c\/a\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/collections\/biographical\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eBiographical\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0133\/2562\/files\/HD14_DFS_STARFISH_THROWERS.pdf?14291212936498482899\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0133\/2562\/files\/Starfish_Throwers_Study_Guide_large.png?14688270047105490905\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eWorlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired schoolteacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThis documentary tells tale of these remarkable individuals and the unexpected challenges they face. Despite being constantly reminded that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, they persevere and see their impact ripple further than their individual actions.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eAward-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s planting of a single cabbage seedling when she was nine years old blossoms into Katie’s Krops, a nonprofit with 73 gardens dedicated to ending hunger. Retired middle school teacher Mr. Law battles personal health issues as he hand delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly to the hungry in Minneapolis. This documentary tells the tale of these remarkable individuals and the challenges they face when upholding their values and forging their own path of service to others.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/player.vimeo.com\/video\/132489065?color=ffffff\u0026amp;title=0\u0026amp;byline=0\u0026amp;portrait=0\" webkitallowfullscreen=\"\" mozallowfullscreen=\"\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"281\" width=\"500\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/vimeo.com\/132489065\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe Starfish Throwers (Trailer)\u003c\/a\u003e from \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/vimeo.com\/collectiveeyefilms\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eCollective Eye Films\u003c\/a\u003e on \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/vimeo.com\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eVimeo\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAwards:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eGlobal Health Audience Award\u003c\/b\u003e, \u003ci\u003eCleveland Int'l Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5; color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHuman Spirit Award\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cem\u003eNashville Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4; color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBest Feature Documentary - \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMinn. St. Paul Int’l Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4; color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Best Feature Documentary - \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMinn. St. Paul Int’l Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBest Documentary\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cem\u003eMyrtle Beach Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4; color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBest Overall Film\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cem\u003eMyrtle Beach Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBig Cheese Award\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cem\u003ePort Townsend Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBest Feature\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003e, Awareness Festival - Santa Monica, CA (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMost Uplifting Feature\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cem\u003eAwareness Festival - CA (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBest Feature Documentary\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cem\u003eWashington West Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBest Documentary, \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003eBig Water Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpirit of Activism Award\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cem\u003eWild \u0026amp; Scenic Film Festival (2015)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpecial Mention Feature Documentary\u003c\/strong\u003e, SIMA (2015)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTHE STARFISH THROWERS has also screening in an additional 40+ film festivals in 2014 \u0026amp; 2015! \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReviews \/ Quotes:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e“The most heartwarming film of 2014.” -The Huffington Post “ The Starfish Throwers shows the power of one on a global scale…an important documentary….” -Examiner.com \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\"Local filmmaker Jesse Roesler raised funds...to make this uplifting documentary about three disparate optimists, and he skillfully weaves their tales together for a powerful impact greater than the sum of its parts.” -The Star Tribune 3.5\/4✭\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e“The imagery in this film is so heartwarmingly authentic, I was on the verge of happy tears the entire time. The amount of genuine!non-judgment, gratitude!and compassion is enough to make an entire yoga class cry simultaneously.” - Shedoesthecity.com\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e“A luminous window into the lives of true local heroes, this documentary is sure to leave the spectator with the feeling that they too can make a change in the lives of those around them.” - The Arts Guild: 4\/5✭\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e“Jesse Roesler’s awe-inspiring, beautifully shot documentary…is humble in its own right, letting the compassion on screen speak for itself.” - Joyless Creatures: 4.5\/5✭\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e“The Starfish Throwers will likely do two things to you: 1) inspire you to do more to make a difference in the world, and 2) make you reevaluate your priorities in life.” - Documentary Talk: 4\/5✭ \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e“...an inspiring, reaffirming, and uplifting film that reminds us that we can all do great things and can have a positive impact on this world.” - The Roaming Life\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \"“Pay it forward” is the underlying theme of this documentary profile of three remarkable individuals who each took it upon themselves to make a difference in human suffering in their own communities. Katie Stagliano, a young girl in South Carolina, Narayanan Krishnan, a chef in India, and Allan Law, a retired schoolteacher in Minnesota, are to all appearances “ordinary” people with an extraordinary zeal for ending hunger. Katie’s efforts are channeled through gardening and her “Katie’s Krops” nonprofit. Krishnan gave up his career as a chef to make and serve meals – sometimes feeding by hand – to the many homeless residents of his city. Allen goes without sleep, ignoring his own health issues, to provide food and bus tokens throughout the nights in Minneapolis. The film provides an extensive view of their experiences working with homeless people on a daily (or nightly) basis, with repeated references to the “ripple effect” their examples provide in inspiring others who may be initially dismayed by the scope of the problems. There is an overreliance on personal accolades in this film, however, which merited though they are become somewhat tedious to the viewer after a time. Perhaps some judicious paring down of the film’s length might have avoided that issue. Still the documentary should serve a useful role among community and faith-based audiences looking for inspiration.\" - Educational Media Review Online \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e","published_at":"2015-07-15T14:15:00-07:00","created_at":"2015-06-30T15:27:04-07:00","vendor":"Jesse Roesler","type":"DVD","tags":["new","Public Library License"],"price":4999,"price_min":4999,"price_max":29500,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":3383659396,"title":"University \u0026 College (with PPR*)","option1":"University \u0026 College (with PPR*)","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"SFT-U","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"The Starfish Throwers (educational) - University \u0026 College (with PPR*)","public_title":"University \u0026 College (with PPR*)","options":["University \u0026 College (with PPR*)"],"price":29500,"weight":100,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":-18,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":null},{"id":3383659460,"title":"K-­‐12, Public Libraries, Non-­Profits \u0026 Government (with PPR*)","option1":"K-­‐12, Public Libraries, Non-­Profits \u0026 Government (with PPR*)","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"SFT-C","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"The Starfish Throwers (educational) - 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Despite being constantly reminded that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, they persevere and see their impact ripple further than their individual actions.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eAward-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s planting of a single cabbage seedling when she was nine years old blossoms into Katie’s Krops, a nonprofit with 73 gardens dedicated to ending hunger. Retired middle school teacher Mr. Law battles personal health issues as he hand delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly to the hungry in Minneapolis. This documentary tells the tale of these remarkable individuals and the challenges they face when upholding their values and forging their own path of service to others.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/player.vimeo.com\/video\/132489065?color=ffffff\u0026amp;title=0\u0026amp;byline=0\u0026amp;portrait=0\" webkitallowfullscreen=\"\" mozallowfullscreen=\"\" allowfullscreen=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" height=\"281\" width=\"500\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/vimeo.com\/132489065\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eThe Starfish Throwers (Trailer)\u003c\/a\u003e from \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/vimeo.com\/collectiveeyefilms\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eCollective Eye Films\u003c\/a\u003e on \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/vimeo.com\" style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003eVimeo\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAwards:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eGlobal Health Audience Award\u003c\/b\u003e, \u003ci\u003eCleveland Int'l Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.5; color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHuman Spirit Award\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cem\u003eNashville Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4; color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBest Feature Documentary - \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMinn. St. Paul Int’l Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4; color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Best Feature Documentary - \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMinn. St. Paul Int’l Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBest Documentary\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cem\u003eMyrtle Beach Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4; color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBest Overall Film\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cem\u003eMyrtle Beach Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBig Cheese Award\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cem\u003ePort Townsend Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBest Feature\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003e, Awareness Festival - Santa Monica, CA (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMost Uplifting Feature\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cem\u003eAwareness Festival - CA (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBest Feature Documentary\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cem\u003eWashington West Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBest Documentary, \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003eBig Water Film Festival (2014)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpirit of Activism Award\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003cem\u003eWild \u0026amp; Scenic Film Festival (2015)\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpecial Mention Feature Documentary\u003c\/strong\u003e, SIMA (2015)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTHE STARFISH THROWERS has also screening in an additional 40+ film festivals in 2014 \u0026amp; 2015! \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReviews \/ Quotes:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e“The most heartwarming film of 2014.” -The Huffington Post “ The Starfish Throwers shows the power of one on a global scale…an important documentary….” -Examiner.com \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\"Local filmmaker Jesse Roesler raised funds...to make this uplifting documentary about three disparate optimists, and he skillfully weaves their tales together for a powerful impact greater than the sum of its parts.” -The Star Tribune 3.5\/4✭\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e“The imagery in this film is so heartwarmingly authentic, I was on the verge of happy tears the entire time. The amount of genuine!non-judgment, gratitude!and compassion is enough to make an entire yoga class cry simultaneously.” - Shedoesthecity.com\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e“A luminous window into the lives of true local heroes, this documentary is sure to leave the spectator with the feeling that they too can make a change in the lives of those around them.” - The Arts Guild: 4\/5✭\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e“Jesse Roesler’s awe-inspiring, beautifully shot documentary…is humble in its own right, letting the compassion on screen speak for itself.” - Joyless Creatures: 4.5\/5✭\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e“The Starfish Throwers will likely do two things to you: 1) inspire you to do more to make a difference in the world, and 2) make you reevaluate your priorities in life.” - Documentary Talk: 4\/5✭ \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e“...an inspiring, reaffirming, and uplifting film that reminds us that we can all do great things and can have a positive impact on this world.” - The Roaming Life\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \"“Pay it forward” is the underlying theme of this documentary profile of three remarkable individuals who each took it upon themselves to make a difference in human suffering in their own communities. Katie Stagliano, a young girl in South Carolina, Narayanan Krishnan, a chef in India, and Allan Law, a retired schoolteacher in Minnesota, are to all appearances “ordinary” people with an extraordinary zeal for ending hunger. Katie’s efforts are channeled through gardening and her “Katie’s Krops” nonprofit. Krishnan gave up his career as a chef to make and serve meals – sometimes feeding by hand – to the many homeless residents of his city. Allen goes without sleep, ignoring his own health issues, to provide food and bus tokens throughout the nights in Minneapolis. The film provides an extensive view of their experiences working with homeless people on a daily (or nightly) basis, with repeated references to the “ripple effect” their examples provide in inspiring others who may be initially dismayed by the scope of the problems. There is an overreliance on personal accolades in this film, however, which merited though they are become somewhat tedious to the viewer after a time. Perhaps some judicious paring down of the film’s length might have avoided that issue. Still the documentary should serve a useful role among community and faith-based audiences looking for inspiration.\" - Educational Media Review Online \u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e"}

The Starfish Throwers (educational)

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  • Directed by: Jesse Roesler
  • Produced by: Jesse Roesler & Melody Gilbert

Released: 2015
Running Time: 83 min and 53 min version included
Language:  English,

Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired schoolteacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger.  This documentary tells tale of these remarkable individuals and the unexpected challenges they face. Despite being constantly reminded that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, they persevere and see their impact ripple further than their individual actions.

Award-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s planting of a single cabbage seedling when she was nine years old blossoms into Katie’s Krops, a nonprofit with 73 gardens dedicated to ending hunger. Retired middle school teacher Mr. Law battles personal health issues as he hand delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly to the hungry in Minneapolis. This documentary tells the tale of these remarkable individuals and the challenges they face when upholding their values and forging their own path of service to others.

    The Starfish Throwers (Trailer) from Collective Eye Films on Vimeo.

    Awards:

    • Global Health Audience Award, Cleveland Int'l Film Festival (2014)
    • Human Spirit Award, Nashville Film Festival (2014)
    • Best Feature Documentary - Minn. St. Paul Int’l Film Festival (2014)
    • Best Feature Documentary - Minn. St. Paul Int’l Film Festival (2014)
    • Best Documentary, Myrtle Beach Film Festival (2014)
    • Best Overall Film, Myrtle Beach Film Festival (2014)
    • Big Cheese Award, Port Townsend Film Festival (2014)
    • Best Feature, Awareness Festival - Santa Monica, CA (2014)
    • Most Uplifting Feature, Awareness Festival - CA (2014)
    • Best Feature Documentary, Washington West Film Festival (2014)
    • Best Documentary, Big Water Film Festival (2014)
    • Spirit of Activism Award, Wild & Scenic Film Festival (2015)
    • Special Mention Feature Documentary, SIMA (2015)

    THE STARFISH THROWERS has also screening in an additional 40+ film festivals in 2014 & 2015! 

    Reviews / Quotes:

    “The most heartwarming film of 2014.” -The Huffington Post “ The Starfish Throwers shows the power of one on a global scale…an important documentary….” -Examiner.com 

    "Local filmmaker Jesse Roesler raised funds...to make this uplifting documentary about three disparate optimists, and he skillfully weaves their tales together for a powerful impact greater than the sum of its parts.” -The Star Tribune 3.5/4✭

    “The imagery in this film is so heartwarmingly authentic, I was on the verge of happy tears the entire time. The amount of genuine!non-judgment, gratitude!and compassion is enough to make an entire yoga class cry simultaneously.” - Shedoesthecity.com

    “A luminous window into the lives of true local heroes, this documentary is sure to leave the spectator with the feeling that they too can make a change in the lives of those around them.” - The Arts Guild: 4/5✭

    “Jesse Roesler’s awe-inspiring, beautifully shot documentary…is humble in its own right, letting the compassion on screen speak for itself.” - Joyless Creatures: 4.5/5✭

    “The Starfish Throwers will likely do two things to you: 1) inspire you to do more to make a difference in the world, and 2) make you reevaluate your priorities in life.” - Documentary Talk: 4/5✭ 

    “...an inspiring, reaffirming, and uplifting film that reminds us that we can all do great things and can have a positive impact on this world.” - The Roaming Life


    "“Pay it forward” is the underlying theme of this documentary profile of three remarkable individuals who each took it upon themselves to make a difference in human suffering in their own communities. Katie Stagliano, a young girl in South Carolina, Narayanan Krishnan, a chef in India, and Allan Law, a retired schoolteacher in Minnesota, are to all appearances “ordinary” people with an extraordinary zeal for ending hunger. Katie’s efforts are channeled through gardening and her “Katie’s Krops” nonprofit. Krishnan gave up his career as a chef to make and serve meals – sometimes feeding by hand – to the many homeless residents of his city. Allen goes without sleep, ignoring his own health issues, to provide food and bus tokens throughout the nights in Minneapolis. The film provides an extensive view of their experiences working with homeless people on a daily (or nightly) basis, with repeated references to the “ripple effect” their examples provide in inspiring others who may be initially dismayed by the scope of the problems. There is an overreliance on personal accolades in this film, however, which merited though they are become somewhat tedious to the viewer after a time. Perhaps some judicious paring down of the film’s length might have avoided that issue. Still the documentary should serve a useful role among community and faith-based audiences looking for inspiration." - Educational Media Review Online

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