I am not usually one to use this phrase, but this beautiful six-minute documentary on “why we farm” is literally the story of my life. And I bet it’ll resonate with you too! Watch: Age of The Farmer from Spencer MacDonald on Vimeo.
Staying on theme, The Hacker Wars (embedded above) is a full-length documentary about the war over who controls information on the internet. You catch it all on youtube for free– which might be an excellent way to round off the Labor Day weekend.
Anonymous writes, “The Hacker Wars tells the tales of the anarchic troll provocateur Andrew “weev” Aurenheimer, prodigy hacker hero Jeremy Hammond, and incendiary watchdog journalist Barrett Brown — three larger than life characters whose separate quests to expose the secrets of empire hurled them into a fateful collision course with shadowy corporations, the FBI, and ultimate betrayal by one of their own.”
“The regeneration of soil is the task of our generation.”
The video is great, but their petition is even better. Learn more about the Story of Soil on the group’s website. which is a project dedicated to convincing the California legislature to allocate $160 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to help rebuild healthy soils.
The Last Ocean, a film about the commercial fishing of Antarctic keystone species, the Toothfish (aka, the Chilean Sea Bass). The fish is something you can buy for extravagant prices in fancy restaurants, but what is the true price of the harvest? A good example of how important keystone species are to ocean ecosystems.
- Watch this short interview: Tree Hive Bees- Scientific Research to Save the Honeybees
3. Watch this film: Vanishing of the Bees narrated by Ellen Page
“As an experience, it’s amazing. If you want to be able to say you were there when a great American filmmaker’s career kicked off, you need to see Runoff.”
We are so pleased to bring the narrative feature film RUNOFF to California. Coming off an extended run in New York City where it played to sold-out screenings, RUNOFF has been lauded by The New York Times, RogerEbert, Variety, Indiewire, The Village Voice, Joyce Carol Oates and many more.
RUNOFF was directed and written by Kimberly Levin. It tells the story of a woman driven to desperate lengths when her family is threatened from their land. Shot entirely on working farms, the film takes us into the dark underbelly of agriculture, a world not often seen onscreen. The film stars Joanne Kelly (Warehouse 13, Hostages), Neal Huff (Meek’s Cutoff, The Grand Budapest Hotel, HBO’s “The Wire” ), Alex Shaffer (Win Win, The Lifeguard) and Tom Bower (Crazy Heart, Nixon, Out of the Furnace, Die Hard 2).
Special Events for Los Angeles Screening:
July 29 – Post-screening conversation with Filmmaker, Kimberly Levin, Cast Member, Tom Bower & Director/Writer/Producer, Rose Troche (Go Fish, The L Word, The Safety of Objects, Concussion) following 7:10 p.m. screening
July 30 – Post-screening conversation with Filmmaker, Kimberly Levin; Producer, Kurt Pitzer & Special Guest TBA following 7:10 p.m. screening