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This thesis studies various documentary portrayals of American food insecurity and hunger, discussing the effectiveness of the storytelling and the values used in conveying the sentiments and experiences that people in low-income families face in relation to food insecurity. It discusses the social implications a documentary portrayal can have on a viewer’s perception of poverty and acts as a companion piece to the original short documentary “Feeding Dreams.” The video follows a food insecure family in central North Carolina and explores the generational cycle of poverty, despite the children’s naïveté of their family’s low-income status.