Hunger in America’s Heartland

Osage, Iowa

A portrait of a family in Iowa struggling with food security and a local food bank that provides support to families in the community.


Director: Shannon Sanders


Shannon SandersShannon Sanders, Producer/Shooter/Editor


Shannon Sanders is a freelance video Producer/Editor, formerly with National Geographic. For four years, she created short-form documentaries for multiple NatGeo digital platforms. Her work has been recognized by the National Magazine Awards, the White House News Photographers Association and the Society for News Design.

In addition to National Geographic, Shannon has also produced videos for, Special Olympics International and LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. Much of her work has been focus on underrepresented communities, ranging from families facing hunger in the rural U.S., to citizens in media-dark zones in central India, to the AIDS activism community.

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