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come a long way baby: new film on the evolution of organic

Peppered with priceless footage of the origins of the organic movement, this film delves head-first into where we came from and where we’re going. Our favorite quote from the trailer?  “Organic can get better.” Spoiler alert: the Greenhorns are in this film. Fund them here!


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patagonia provisions: unbroken ground

This summer, Patagonia Provisions will release Unbroken Ground – a 25-minute film that explores the critical role food plays in finding solutions to the environmental crisis. The vast majority of our food is produced using methods that reduce biodiversity, decimate soil and contribute to climate change. Patagonia Provisions believes that food can and should be be grown, harvested and produced in ways that restore the land, water, wildlife and human health. Directed by Chris Malloy of Farm LeagueUnbroken Ground tells the story of four pioneering groups – and the people behind them – leading the way with regenerative agriculture, restorative grazing, new crop development and selective-harvest fishing.
 
A nationwide film tour starts June 22, 2016 in NYC, leading up to the film’s public release on August 1, 2016. This is the first food-focused film Patagonia has produced and the piece is chock-full of compelling dialogue around our broken food system. Drawing direct lines to the role food plays in reversing climate change, one can easily see why a company like Patagonia is now turning its gaze to the food industry.


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the land for our food

The Land for our Food is a documentary movie produced by the Access to Land network and directed by Julio Molina. The video takes us on the journey of Gavin Bridger, a grower from the Community Supported Agriculture project of Farnham Local Food in England, through various European countries in his quest of accessing land for agroecological farming. The Farnham community food project is actually in search of land and Gavin discovers that this is by far an isolated problem! All over Europe the difficulty to find suitable and affordable land is posing a great barrier to the development of sustainable and often small-scale agriculture. His mentor, Rachel Harries from the Soil Association, links Gavin up to the Access to Land network and the journey is on its way.

This road-movie documentary gives us insights into the contexts and approaches of civil society initiatives from various countries in Europe regarding access to land: England, France, Spain, Italy and Romania. Gavin meets some of the initiatives from the Access to Land network, and also meets farmers and journalist George Monbiot to better understand the scope and historical roots of access to land issues. This documentary provides a very concrete introduction to access to land issues in Europe and captures a range of practical experiences in a unique way!


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farm aid’s homeplace under fire

The film tells the story of the farm advocates we have worked with since 1985, many of whom experienced the Farm Crisis of the 1980s and wanted to use what they learned to help other farmers. Farm Aid took on this project to ensure that we preserve the legacy of Farm Advocates for future generations and to inspire and recruit new Farm Advocates to keep the movement going.

For more information on Farm Aid, please visit https://farmaid.org

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