[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2EXTNEaU80] The whole video is enormously charming, but skip ahead to to 8:20 to have your mind completely blown. Ladies and gentlemen, life before chainsaws!
[vimeo 25260994 w=640 h=360] A cool theater group called Feral Theatre produces rad-eco-theater pieces, and maybe they hit pretty close to home...
The really fabulous feminist film buffs over at Reel Women host a monthly short film night that promotes the work of female filmmakers. On August 18, they are showing a night of films about food, and as part of this event, will be screening the Greenhorns's own The Solution to Pollution is Life." We are psyched […]
[vimeo 144892147 w=640 h=360] From Timber To Tide from Pixillion on Vimeo.
[vimeo 146758688 w=640 h=360] Street Goat - Crowd Funding Campaign Film from Joanne Barker on Vimeo. The money's all been pledged and raised, but this sure was a great idea and a fabulous video.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgMvms7j8Ws] Riding yesterday's coattails: another jovial video that's part of the University of Maine's Cooperative Extension office's Growing Maine series. This time around, Ed and Pat Jillison of Jillison's Sugar House in Sabattus Village, ME, will convince you that farming really does and really can create warmth and community.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOig3k_2rnU] This short documentary out of the UMaine Extension office may appear jut to be another movie about sheep, but don't be fooled; it's actually the most heartwarming dog movie since Homeward Bound! (Or, we should say, at least for agricultural geeks...) Featuring: Doreen and John Simmons, Gwen, and Bea of Stoneheart Farm in South Paris, Maine.
Tickets are now available for the 12th annual Rural Route Film Festival! Get yer Opening Night tix at Brooklyn Grange here! Get yer Museum of the Moving Image tix here! The line-up includes a mix of new movies and all-time classics, plus top notch shorts from around the globe. Features include Yared Zeleke’s LAMB (“Sheer brilliance knits […]
An Evening Gathering to Support the 2nd Annual International Soil Not Oil Conference Thurs, July 21, 7:30pm, 2016 Free At the Farmer & the Cook Restaurant 339 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai (Meiners Oak) CA 93023 Short films about Soil & Carbon Farming including excerpts from The Seeds of Vandana Shiva documentary film The solution to […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCMFa60qErQ] Modified is a gorgeous and deeply personal feature-length documentary that delves into the labyrinth of asking why, if they are labelled in 64 other world counties, are genetically modified organisms (GMOs)-- not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States. Film maker Aube Giroux (the mastermind behind Kitchen Vignettes) has entirely self-produced the film […]
[vimeo 170086849 w=640 h=360] 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!
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 […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAYCf2Gdycc] Because some weeks, and I think this is one of them, poetry is the thing that will carry us up.
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 […]
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 […]
[vimeo 165600324 w=640 h=360] "In the end there is more than just fiber that tears and fades when you use cheap goods to hold things together." Harvesting Liberty, about Michael Lewis (of Growing Warriors) and Rebecca Burgess (of Fibershed), who have received a grant from Patagonia to support their incredible budding hemp projects in Kentucky. Like most […]
Artists from South Sudan, a new country fraught with internal conflict, make a case for the power of community agriculture in their music video. As they sing, rap, and comb through fields of corn, okra, and sorghum, their message is clear: There's rich soil in Sudan, and it will improve the lives of people if they […]
[vimeo 162837982 w=640 h=360] Is there a single thing that we don't LOVE about this video, idea, and people? Mmm... don't think so. This sweet band of small farmers have formed a small island of small-scale diversified growing in largely conventional area to form a cooperative marketing organization. While they are committed to proving good food to […]
This video provides an in-depth look at the Baltimore food system. It tells this story through the eyes of numerous players, including a food warehouse worker, a grocery store owner, a local food historian, and activists trying to improve access to food in their schools and communities. Nine MICA students spent a school year working […]
11th June sees the second year of the Franklin Fork to Fork Festival, a celebration of food, drink, music and the buzz of a strong, engaged and active community! There will be food from Kitty Fisher’s, the River Café, etc etc etc….. The aim is to raise funds for the Open Air Classroom project at […]
"California Green Fire" is built on "A Fierce Green Fire" -- filmmaker Mark Kitchell's big-picture exploration of environmental activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Now we want to bring it home, to the cutting edge where movements got started and pushed the farthest. The film will tell three environmental epics: 1) saving […]
Looking for a good way to rewind after work this week? Raj Patel, economist and author of the groundbreaking Stuffed and Starved, has a list of fun (yes, actually fun) movies about food. HIs favorite? Tamporo, a Japanese food about a noodle business, a truck driver, and love of food.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRwwEQD8tGQ] So get some good advice from the experts! This is one of the best youtube planting tutorials that I've ever seen. Tooley’s Trees is a retail and wholesale nursery in the beautiful Truchas, NM, on the highroad between Santa Fe and Taos, at 7,960’. They are also tree whisperers. If you don't live […]
“From Away” is currently in pre-production but has already sparked the interest of distribution giants Netflix and Hulu. Each episode of “From Away” is a hilarious and thoughtful intimate portrait of different do-it-yourself Mainers at work and at play, told with an unprecedented blend of humor and deep respect. Professions you may think you know […]
The U.S. doesn't have a Department of Arts and Culture. Or rather, it didn't until now. In the summer of 2014, thousands came together to bring the new people-powered department to life in communities across the country. Be a part of this growing movement to cultivate empathy, equity, and social change through creative action: www.usdac.us/enlist […]
Vandana Shiva is a modern day revolutionary, and for forty years has been fighting a heroic battle on behalf of humanity and the ecologically besieged natural systems that support us. But she is opposed by powerful multinational corporations invested in continuing their toxic though lucrative agricultural practices. By profiling one of the greatest activists of […]
In 1989, some Rochestarians who wanted high value produce created the first CSA in the Genessee Valley Area. More than 20 years later, Peacework Farm continues to deliver organic certified vegetables and herbs to tables over a 26 week-long season.
[vimeo 126262573 w=640 h=360] Need More Acres farm owners Nathan and Michelle discuss the necessity of diversified vegetable farms and increasing food access. This is a beautiful and heart-felt little video about a family passionate about the work that they do: providing a multi-farm CSA to 35 families; organizing a community market to make more […]
I first came across David Mas Masumoto's memoir Epitaph for a Peach a few years ago, lucky enough be required to read it in a lit class. In sympathetic prose Matsumoto describes learning the hard, slow way--by trial and sometimes devastating error--how to maintain a viable business for his family's organic fussy stunningly delicious peaches. Now, whenever […]
Academy Award®-winning director Michael Moore is back with WHERE TO INVADE NEXT: a provocative and hilarious comedy in which Moore will stop at nothing to figure out how to actually make America great again. Just in time for election season, America's favorite political provocateur, Michael Moore, is back with his new film, WHERE TO INVADE […]
Racing Extinction: The Film In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets […]
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[vimeo 162418809 w=640 h=360] The Economics of Happiness (abridged version) from The Economics of Happiness on Vimeo.
THE EAST follows Sarah Moss, an undercover P.I infiltrating an anarchist collective, but soon finds herself torn between two worlds as falls for the groups charismatic leader and her ideals begin to change. Keep up to date on the latest news on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/wearetheeast
[vimeo 121573942 w=500 h=281] “How do you sow the seeds of a better food system?”