A Musician’s Struggle With Hunger

Austin’s Dale Watson on how hunger has shaped his life, and what people can do to help others.

Exec. Prod. of Franchises & Series. He previously reported for HuffPost, L.A. Daily Journal, and Biloxi Sun-Herald.

Fifty million Americans—including one out of every four kids—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. That’s equivalent to every man, woman and child in the 25 smallest states plus the District of Columbia struggling with hunger on a daily basis.

To shine a light on this hidden American crisis, university students from Austin, Texas, and Palo Alto, California, created short videos exploring the issue of hunger in their communities. It’s all part of The Creative Activist Network (CAN), a new partnership between Students of the World and Participant Media, TakePart’s parent company. 

All of the videos were entered into a competition, with the public voting for the winner. Check out today’s winning entry, Dale Watson: A Story of Hunger, a short documentary examining an Austin musician’s past experience with hunger.

Created by: Christian Benevides, Shils Farahni, Victoria Prescott, Katie Ratcliff, and Hannah Whisenant.

Check back later this week to see the other winning projects.

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