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The Starfish Throwers

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Jesse Roesler

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About the Movie

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. 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 non-profit 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 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.

Customer Reviews

Incredible story and visuals

Starfish Throwers is a work of passion. Both from the subjects and the filmmaker. It's a piece that cannot leave you unmoved. It tells the story of regular people making an impressive impact on their area, and also their country. The film forces you to see yourself as a part of a broader world and that your actions can have a long term difference. An impressive work of storytelling and filmmaking.

Moving & Life Changing

This movie about 3 people who have given of themselves to change the world around them for others suffering from hunger and need is so moving that you will start wondering, "why not me?". What starts out like a small, insignificant effort, without any need for recognition, blossoms and touches so many in ways you cannot imagine and may never know. Watch it again and again to remind yourself to keep doing SOMETHING to give a little of yourself. It can save that one.......


I first watched this film at the Cleveland film festival. I had no idea what to expect but left the theatre absolutely in awe of how amazing this movie turned out to be.

It follows the stories of 3 people who are making a difference in their communities - all related to the issue of hunger and poverty. It's kind of hard to believe that people like this exist, but they do and seeing their hope and effort makes you want to join in.

If you're a person who loves to help people, or are just looking for an excellent quality documentary, this film is a must-watch!

The Starfish Throwers
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2014

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