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Witnesses to Hunger Featured in Sundance Documentary

June 17, 2016
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June 17, 2016

A Hug from Paul Ryan follows Tianna Gaines-Turner, one of America’s working poor and a member of Witnesses to Hunger, after her testimony at the 2014 House Budget Committee’s “War on Poverty” hearing. Tianna hoped that by sharing a personal moment with Paul Ryan, then-House Budget Committee Chairman, her voice, representative of millions of Americans, would be a call to action. Nearly one year post-hug, has anything changed?

The film is part of a project of Sundance Doc Club called Take 5 that looks at social justice issues in America. 

In addition to the film, Tianna was featured in the following media outlets:

 

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